Read what is in the news today:
-- Police arrested 14 people involved in a gambling and betting racket, whose transactions totaled about VND30 trillion (US$1.2 billion), at 15 locations in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Dong Nai Province, a source told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday.
-- Police discovered employees of a company in central Quang Nam Province buying and selling personal data of about 150,000 people, an official said on Tuesday.
-- The Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang concluded on Tuesday afternoon that the causes of the mass food poisoning incident at the iSchool Nha Trang were Salmonella, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli bacteria found in fried chicken wing samples.
-- About 23 million people in Vietnam are suffering from non-communicable diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer, Prof. Nguyen Lan Viet, vice-president of the Vietnam National Heart Association, revealed at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.
-- Rescuers found a Singaporean man and a Vietnamese woman, who had got lost in the Bidoup-Nui Ba national park in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, on Tuesday afternoon after some 30 hours of searching.
-- Police of Koka City in Shiga Prefecture, Japan awarded a certificate of merit in Vietnamese to show appreciation to Can Do Trien, a 35-year-old Vietnamese man working there, for his efforts to save a 80-year-old Japanese who was stuck in mud in a pond, according to Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
-- Vietnam’s fertilizer exports increased to a record high of about 1.5 million metric tons in January-October, earning a turnover of nearly $973 million, up more than 45 percent in volume and nearly 2.6 times in revenue compared to the same period last year, according to the Fertilizer Association of Vietnam.
-- Ho Chi Minh City will host the ASEAN food festival in the downtown area from Thursday through Sunday to boost cultural exchanges and strengthen the friendship among ASEAN member states.