Read what is in the news today:
— The foreign ministers of Kuwait and the Maldives on Tuesday sent their condolences over the heavy losses caused by serious flooding and landslides in central Vietnam.
— The death toll from the recent severe flooding caused by torrential rains in the central region of Vietnam reached 106 on Tuesday, while 27 others were missing, according to the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
— Rescuers managed to save 20 people stranded on a stalled boat swept away by floodwaters in the flood-hit Xuan Thuy Commune of Le Thuy District in the north-central province of Quang Binh on Tuesday night.
— The North-South railway was resumed on Wednesday after three days of suspension because its section through Quang Binh had been submerged in floodwaters.
— Military forces and police officers in Tay Giang District, located in the central province of Quang Nam, have been running against the clock to evacuate local people from places at risk of landslides due to torrential rains.
— Police in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Tuesday night said that they had arrested three men from the north-central province of Quang Tri for making a counterfeit website of a national TV show to con Internet users out of more than VND46 billion (US$1.98 million).
— Tropical storm Saudel has picked up more strength, packing winds at 60-75km per hour as of 4:00 am on Wednesday, while heading for the central region of Vietnam, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
— Can Tho, the capital of the namesake Mekong Delta city, experienced the third straight day of rising tidal water on Tuesday.
— In its latest macroeconomic report on Vietnam titled ‘Vietnam – Q3 Disruption, But Recovery Remains Intact,’ Standard Chartered Bank forecast that the growth of the Southeast Asian country’s economy will slow down to three percent in 2020 and rise to 7.8 percent in 2021.
— The Vietnam International Advertising Equipment & Technology Exhibition - VietAd 2020, featuring 180 display booths of more than 60 enterprises in the industry, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday and will run until Friday.