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-- Vietnam's Vice-State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan was designated as the Acting State President of the country on Wednesday after the lawmaking National Assembly dismissed State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc from his position.
-- A traffic police officer in Phu Yen Province, south-central Vietnam has been seriously injured after being hit by a speeding motorcyclist whom he attempted to stop last Sunday.
-- Two people were killed after a sleeper bus collided with a truck on National Highway No. 1 in Ninh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam on Wednesday morning.
-- Police in Thanh Hoa Province, northern Vietnam arrested and initiated legal proceedings against a 28-year-old for posing as a banker to swindle more than VND1 billion (US$42,658) out of multiple victims across the country on Wednesday.
-- Ambassadors of the G4 countries New Zealand, Canada, Norway, and Switzerland in Vietnam have visited the Village Chance in Ho Chi Minh City, a complex of schools and apartments for people who use wheelchairs, to send a message advocating collaboration to reduce obstacles for individuals with disabilities on the occasion of the Tet festival.
-- “New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will not seek re-election and plans to step down no later than early February, she said in a televised statement on Thursday,” Reuters reported.
-- “The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches under proposals set out on Wednesday in which the centuries-old institution said it would stick to its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman,” according to Reuters.