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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 27

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 09:10 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 27
Three students read an Atlas book on the morning of June 27, the last day of the 2019 National High School Exam in Vietnam. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

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Society

-- Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest mountain peak, currently has an elevation of 3,147.3 meters above sea level, four meters taller than the first time it was measured in 1909, according to the most recent measurement by the Department of Survey, Mapping and Geographic Information.

-- The construction department of the south-central province of Binh Thuan has requested investigation be launched into the sale of non-existent house foundations by Alibaba Real Estate JSC in Ham Tan District.

-- A court in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday sentenced the wife of Chiem Quoc Thai, an infamous Vietnamese cosmetic surgeon, to 18 months in prison for hiring gangsters to slash her husband over their marriage dispute.

-- Vietnamese police on Wednesday caught seven ships red-handed as they were illegally exploiting and transporting about 4,450 cubic meters of sand on a section of Mo Nhat River in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau.

-- Vietnamese people consumed about 700 million packages of smuggled cigarette per year between 2013 and 2018, according to the Vietnam Tobacco Association.

Business

-- Vietnam's military-run telecom group Viettel on Wednesday officially launched the Viettel Digital Services Corporation (VDS), a technology company focusing on digital finance and data service.

-- Foxconn Vietnam is planning to open a television screen component factory in the northern province of Quang Ninh with a labor demand of 3,000 workers, the company’s general director Harry Zhuo said during a recent working session with vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Thang.

Education

-- Hundreds of thousands of students in Vietnam will sit tests on social sciences today, the last day of the 2019 National High School Examination, results of which are used to determine whether a student qualifies for graduation from high school and acts as a placement test for college and university entrance in the country.

Sports

-- Thai football club Buriram United has terminated the one-year contract with Vietnam’s emerging football star Luong Xuan Truong just five months after it had signed a loan deal for the 24-year-old midfielder, Thai media reported Wednesday.

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