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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 10

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 09:43 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 10
Representatives of the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho speak at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on August 9, 2019. Photo: Tien Trinh / Tuoi Tre

Read what’s in the news today.

Society

-- Police in England have arrested eight people with alleged links to the disappearance of a 15-year-old teenage tourist from Vietnam who went missing in York, The Guardian reported on Friday.

-- Three preschool children in the north-central province of Ha Nam were hospitalized with severe burns on Friday after a fire safety lesson where their teacher was showing them how to put out a fire lit by alcohol went wrong.

-- Two people on a motorbike crossed the car lane on Binh Phuoc Overpass in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City and rear-ended a truck before hitting another truck traveling on the same direction, killing one and injuring the other on Friday night.

-- People from 200 households in Bu Dang District in the southern province of Binh Phuoc had to run to safer places on Friday as the nearby Dak Ka hydroelectric dam located in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong was on the verge of bursting due to torrential rains.

-- More than 600 metric tons of fish farmed in cages along the Dong Nai River in the namesake southern province were damaged on Friday due to a flood caused by heavy rains and water released from the Dong Nai 5 hydropower plant located in the neighboring Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

Business

-- Vietnam ranked 50th out of 175 countries on the Global Cybersecurity Index (CGI) in 2018, up 50 places from the previous year, according to a report by the International Telecommunications Union.

-- The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and representatives of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho held a press conference in Tokyo on Friday afternoon to introduce the Vietnam - Japan Culture - Trade festival expected to take place in the Vietnamese city in late November.

-- The Phu Quoc International Airport in the namesake island off the southern province of Kien Giang resumed operations on Friday night as floodwaters eventually receded from the airdrome after a days-long inundation.

Education 

-- Teachers in the bordering mountainous district of Muong Lat in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa have been traveling long distances on dirt roads in the past week to reach their schools to prepare for the new academic year, which will begin in Vietnam later this month.

Sports

-- Vietnam on Friday beat North Korea 3-2 to enter the final of the VTV Cup international volleyball tournament taking place in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam.

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