Read what is in the news today.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) held a get-together in the city on Friday to celebrate the 92nd National Day of Thailand (December 5).
-- A deadly house fire on Vo Thi Nho Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on early Saturday morning killed two women and a two-year-old child.
-- A number of copycats of ST25, a variety of Vietnamese fragrant rice which was awarded the 'World's Best Rice' title this year, have shown up on the market in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta region with unclear quality and origin, leaving consumers confused.
-- The organizers of the sixth consecutive edition of ‘Online Friday’, an online sales program initiated by the Vietnam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency since 2014 on every first Friday of December, estimated that the event has brought in VND2.5 trillion (US$108.6 million) by the end of Friday.
-- Fahasa, a popular book distributor in Vietnam, on Friday morning opened a new book store in Aeon Mall shopping center in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District, which is the first to be equipped with an application allowing customers to quickly look up the location of books and make self-checkout.
-- The final of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 will take place in Nha Trang City, the capital of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, at 8:00 pm on Saturday to pick out the winner to represent Vietnam at the Miss Universe 2020 competition.
-- Vietnam will take on Cambodia in the semi-finals of men’s football at the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines at 7:00 pm on Saturday (Vietnam time).
-- Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam won a historic tennis gold medal, the country’s first-ever gold medal in the sport, at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines in an all-Vietnamese final against compatriot Daniel Nguyen on Friday morning
-- Vietnam dropped to third place on the medal table on the sixth day of official competition at the ongoing SEA Games in the Philippines on Friday, with 38 gold, 41 silver, and 52 bronze medals.