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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — October 17

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 08:49 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — October 17
A file photo shows a local resident driving her motorbike on a flooded street in the southern province of Ca Mau. Photo: N.Hung/ Tuoi Tre

Check out news you should not miss today:

Politics

-- Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and his wife will pay an official visit to Vietnam from October 18 to 20 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Society

-- Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Saturday morning reached 1,124 with 55 under treatment, 1,031 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister has decided to award merits to 13 soldiers who died in a rescue mission after a landslide hit Rao Trang 3 hydroelectric plant in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Phong Dien District last week.

-- Many flights to the central cities of Vinh and Hue where serious floods have swept through during the past week had to be canceled or to change their landing venues to other airports on Friday due to bad weather conditions.

-- A magnitude-3 earthquake occurred in the central province of Quang Nam’s Bac Tra My District on Friday afternoon, marking the second quake to jolt the locality this year.

-- Several districts in the southern province of Ca Mau have told students from preschool to high school to stay home because of prolonged heavy rain and high tides.  

Business

-- Vietnam imported US$273.52 million worth of cashew nuts, liquefied gas, plastic materials, and other goods from Nigeria in January-September, statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs showed.

-- The Ministries of Finance of Vietnam and Hungary on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding on financial cooperation in Hanoi, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Lifestyle

-- Vietnamese pop singer Thuy Tien has fundraised VND30 billion ($1.3 million) for her charity trips to donate necessities to people in the flood-hit regions in central Vietnamese provinces.

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