Read what is in the news today, February 14!
-- Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau on Wednesday arrested the director of a debt collection firm after they intercepted him on a road and discovered drugs and knives in his car. Weapons were also found at his house and company.
-- A tire of a passenger bus suddenly went flat, sending the vehicle barreling into a house and causing 35 people to be hospitalized on Thursday morning along National Route 1 crossing the south-central city of Nha Trang.
-- Nine people were injured in a collision between a car and a minibus on the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway in northern Vietnam on late Wednesday afternoon.
-- A 35-year-old man in the mountainous Vietnamese province of Dien Bien was arrested on murder and robbery charges in a case that has rocked the country for the past several days. He has been suspected of killing a woman who was delivering chicken to her mother on the night of February 4, police said.
-- Doctors at a hospital in the southern province of Soc Trang on Wednesday saved a middle-aged man who had no recognizable heart rhythm nor breathing, with pale skin and unmeasurable blood pressure at the time of the admission.
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan for Vietnam to be completely able to exploit the technologies of satellite remote sensing and satellite creation by 2030.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has rejected the defense ministry’s proposal to export around 25 million cubic meters of salt coming from sea port dredging, an activity that costs VND6 trillion (US$258 million).
-- The head of the commerce and trade department in Can Tho, a major city in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, has suggested banks give a VND1 trillion ($43 million) loan support package to companies purchasing rice from farmers at a time of insufficient bank loans and declining rice prices.
-- A group of under-18 Hanoi students brought home 47 awards, including two golds and 15 silvers, from the four-day International Talent Mathematics Contest that wrapped up in Thailand on February 11.