Read what is in the news today:
-- Strong waves caused by Typhoon Rai, combined with high tide, flooded nearly 100 houses in Tuy Hoa City of south-central Phu Yen Province, leading to an overnight evacuation on Sunday. Meanwhile, many lobster farming cages on Binh Hung Island off neighboring Khanh Hoa Province have been severely damaged.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong arrested a 43-year-old man two hours after he slit his 38-year-old wife's throat over financial conflicts and escaped at around 2:00 am on Sunday.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City discovered 38 people gathering at a karaoke parlor operating against the city’s non-essential business ban in District 11, with eight of them testing positive for drugs, on Saturday night.
-- The Hanoi Department of Education and Training on Sunday requested ninth and 12th graders in two districts and 25 communes, wards, and towns at a medium risk of COVID-19 transmission to stop going to offline classes, which were just resumed on December 6, and switch to online learning from Monday until further notice.
-- Jessy Silana Wongsodiharjo of Indonesia was crowned Miss Tourism International 2021 while Vietnam’s Hoang Huong Ly entered the Top 5 at the finale held virtually on Sunday evening.
-- Authorities in Da Nang City and Thua Thien - Hue Province on Sunday commenced a project costing more than VND42 billion (US$1.83 million) to restore and preserve Hai Van Gate, the national relic site that sits at the top of the namesake mountain pass separating the two localities in central Vietnam.
-- Three photo exhibitions, May bay ve nui, Da Lat Rendezvous, and Xem #10, opened to visitors in Da Lat City, the capital of Lam Dong Province, on Sunday.
-- "Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Sunday it has reached a deal with Walt Disney Co to distribute all Disney-owned channels on its platform, two days after talks broke down and led to a blackout," Reuters reported.
-- Ronaldo paid 400 million reais ($70 million) on Saturday for a controlling stake in Cruzeiro, one of Brazil’s biggest teams where the World Cup winner made his professional debut in 1993 before going on to become one of the greatest center forwards in footballing history, according to Reuters.