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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 23

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 09:00 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 23
Commuters protect themselves from the sun in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Here are today’s leading news stories:

Politics

-- A delegation of Vietnamese officials attended the first Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1) and related meetings of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) forum 2020 (APEC 2020)  in Malaysia’s Putrajaya City on February 20-22.

Society

-- It is forecast to become hotter in southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, over the next days, with temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius from noon until 3:00 pm every day.

-- Police in the northern city of Hai Phong have launched an investigation after a burned body of a man was found inside a barrel on Saturday evening.

-- Three people were killed and three others in a critical condition after a crane collapsed at the construction site of a factory in the southern province of Binh Duong on Saturday morning.

-- Police in Hanoi have discovered a local man buying approximately 620 kilograms of used face masks from the northern province of Vinh Phuc and storing them in his house in the capital.

-- A 29-year-old man in the northern province of Bac Ninh has been arrested for murdering his aunt at the victim’s home before stealing from her on Friday.

Business

-- Budget catrrier Vietjet has launched a special promotion offering half-price fares throughout Vietnam and international destinations in Asia. Passengers can book tickets until February 29 using the promotion code "BOOKNOW50" to get the discount.

Lifestyle

-- ‘Ca tru,’ literally translated as tally card songs, which is a traditional Vietnamese genre of musical storytelling, is honored by Google Doodles on Sunday.

World news

-- Over 78,700 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 2,461 killed globally as of Sunday morning, according to the South China Morning Post.

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