Check out the news you should not miss today:
-- Vietnamese high-ranking leaders on Friday cabled messages of condolences to Chinese leaders over the death of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and former President of China Jiang Zemin.
-- Police in Binh Phuoc Province, southern Vietnam, broke up a football betting racket whose transactions accumulated VND1 billion (US$41,042) and arrested seven suspects earlier this week.
-- A crucial part of Ho Chi Minh Street passing through Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, was lashed by torrential rains on Friday, causing a serious landslide and congestion for hours.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating a case where an armed gang fight broke out at a salad stall in District 4 on Thursday, causing serious injuries to four other people.
-- Authorities in Long An Province, southern Vietnam, are investigating a case in which a five-year-old boy died after his skin turned bluish-purple while studying at his kindergarten on Friday.
-- Nguyen Hue Flower Street, an annual event held in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Vietnam’s Lunar New Year, or Tet, is scheduled to open from 7:00 pm on January 19 to 9:00 pm on January 26 in the Nguyen Hue pedestrian zone next year, according to a newly-announced plan.
-- Cameroon defeated a second-string Brazil team 1-0 in their final Group G match at the Lusail Stadium on Friday but it was not enough as the African side were knocked out of the competition, Reuters reported.
-- South Korea did what they had to do by snatching a 2-1 win over Portugal with a stoppage-time goal by Hwang Hee-chan on Friday to keep alive their dreams of a last-16 spot at the World Cup, according to Reuters.
-- President Joe Biden's bid to shake up the Democratic Party's presidential nominating contest has set off a battle with state officials, testing his political muscle and reshaping the next contest to lead the United States.