Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- The Ministry of National Defense on Sunday handed over the state president’s decision to officers who will carry out United Nations peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Abyei Area.
-- Traffic police in Ho Chi Minh City have retrieved CCTV footage for further processing on a case where tens of Harley-Davidson motorcycles illegally entered the car lane on the Binh Loi Bridge along Pham Van Dong Boulevard on Sunday.
-- Authorities in Ca Mau Province, southern Vietnam joined forces with T&T Group to host a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to develop an urban area and low-cost houses covering an area of nearly 23 hectares with a total investment of over VND1 trillion (US$41.3 million) on Sunday.
-- The police investigation agency of the Ministry of Public Security on Sunday said that they launched legal proceedings against 11 individuals for organizing gambling and 16 others for their involvement in a poker gambling ring that had handled transactions worth about VND20 billion ($825,424) in Hanoi.
-- Police in Thanh Ha District, Hai Duong Province, northern Vietnam on Sunday said that they initiated legal proceedings against and detained seven people for raping a girl at a birthday party earlier this month.
-- Several prominent shopping centers in Ho Chi Minh City transformed into vibrant Christmas displays, drawing in crowds of visitors for festive visits and shopping over the weekend.
-- The Ca Mau Shrimp Festival commenced in Ca Mau Province on Sunday night, attracting thousands of enthusiastic visitors.
-- All six students from Hanoi won one silver and five bronze medals at the 20th International Junior Science Olympiad, which was held in Thailand on December 1-10 and attracted the participation of contestants from 54 countries and territories.
-- The Google for Developers site recently updated the profile of Vo Tu Duc, a programmer based in Ho Chi Minh City, as the first Google Workspace expert in Southeast Asia.