Read what is in the news today:
-- Cambodian and Vietnamese soldiers jointly hold a one-day disaster rescue exercise along the border between Cambodia's Svay Rieng Province and Vietnam's Long An Province on Wednesday.
-- The international terminal at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City experienced a blackout for five minutes on the early morning of Wednesday, causing confusion for passengers.
-- The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Tuesday sent a letter to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to announce that direct export of fresh lychees from Vietnam to Japan has been officially allowed starting from December 15, after more than five years of negotiation between the two sides.
-- Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has upgraded its kiosk check-in service, the number of departure gates, airport aprons, and the flight information display system for the peak travel season of New Year and Lunar New Year holidays.
-- Vietnam international Doan Van Hau played his debut match as a substitute for the first team of SC Heerenveen in the Netherlands’ top-flight league on Tuesday, three months after he had been loaned by his Vietnamese club Hanoi FC to the Dutch side on a one-year term in September.
-- Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai is one of the top 24 nominees of the Best Footballers of Asia 2019 award held by China's Titan Sports newspaper. It is the second year in a row Hai has made the list.
-- A play adapted from Honoré de Balzac’s novel ‘Eugénie Grandet’ by Vietnamese director Viet Linh will be staged at The Myst Hotel on Ho Huan Nghiep Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, on Thursday.
-- The People’s Committee of Hoi An City in the central province of Quang Nam has started providing several attractions in the UNESCO-recognized Hoi An Ancient Town with an automatic ticket vending machine to allow visitors to purchase entrance tickets in five seconds by 2021.
-- A Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival will be held for the first time in Fukuoka, the largest city on Japan’s Kyushu Island, on January 12, 2020, in the joint effort of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka and the Association of Vietnamese in the city.