Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:
-- A Chevrolet Cruze rear-ended a garbage truck used to transport green waste, leaving a female sanitation worker who was standing behind the truck badly injured and dead later on Friday evening in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
-- All K-12 students of public schools in south-central Khanh Hoa Province will be exempted from tuition fee payments over the next five months, according to a resolution recently passed by the provincial People's Council.
-- Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko in Hanoi on Friday afternoon, during which the Vietnamese Party chief presented a recently-released book highlighting Vietnam’s bamboo diplomacy to the top Belarusian official.
-- Vietnamese visitors to China will enjoy a visa fee cut as the Chinese Foreign Ministry and embassies announced on Friday that China will slash visa fees by 25 percent for travelers from countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines from December 11 this year till the end of 2024.
-- A local tourism official of south-central Khanh Hoa Province proposed the launch of an air route linking Khanh Hoa with Can Tho City, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, to facilitate travel between the two localities while addressing a tourism cooperation conference on Friday.
-- Hundreds of actors and actresses, including 200 local boatmen, will put on art performances in a river in Trang An Landscape Complex, located in northern Ninh Binh Province during the opening ceremony of Ninh Binh-Trang An Festival held from December 26 to 31.
-- The 6th Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon kicked off in the namesake city on Friday, as part of the ongoing third Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- A violent confrontation between suspected criminals has left at least 11 people dead in the town of Texcaltitlan in central Mexico, Reuters cited state security officials as saying on Friday.
-- The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan are holding a trilateral meeting in Seoul on Saturday, according to South Korea's presidential office, as Pyongyang warned of more spy satellites, Reuters reported.