Read what is in the news today:
-- A study by the U.S.-based Climate Central organization, published on Tuesday by the journal Nature Communications, said major coastal areas in the world including Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region could be submerged over the next 30 years, with an estimated 31 million people in the Southeast Asian country threatened by rising sea water.
-- Storm Matmo, the fifth to hit Vietnam this year, had made landfall in the south-central provinces of Phu Yen and Binh Dinh on Wednesday evening, packing winds of 50-74 km/h and gusts of 89-102 km/h before it weakened to a tropical depression in the Central Highlands region on Thursday morning.
-- Police in the north-central province of Ha Tinh said on Wednesday evening that they had launched legal proceedings against a case of human trafficking that sent Vietnamese people overseas, after 13 families in the province voiced concerns that their children might be among 39 victims found dead in a truck container at an industrial estate to the east of London last week.
-- The People’s Committee of Hanoi has approved a plan to upgrade the rural districts of Dan Phuong, Dong Anh, Thanh Tri, Hoai Duc, and Gia Lam into urban districts by 2025.
-- Over 597,600 Chinese tourists visited Vietnam in October, marking a whopping rise of 60.9 percent year-on-year in arrivals from the country’s largest feeder market, according to the General Statistics Office.
-- An art installation that looks like a pyramid was dismantled from display on the bank of the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi on Wednesday afternoon, earlier than scheduled, after some people had relieved themselves inside the artwork, causing it to stink.
-- The Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta, the tenth edition of the festival, will take place for the first time in Vietnam at Soul Live Project Complex in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City from Thursday until Saturday.
-- Vietnam’s film project 'Skin of Youth' by director Ash Mayfair and producer Tran Thi Bich Ngoc has been announced as one of the winners of the SEAFIC Open SEA Fund Award, which will give the Vietnamese production team rental credit toward equipment rental from VS Service worth US$10,000.
-- Vietnam’s head coach of the national football team Park Hang Seo has been nominated for the Best Coach title of the biennial AFF (ASEAN Football Federation) Awards 2019, the awarding ceremony for which will be held in Hanoi for the first time on November 8.