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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 16

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 16

Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 07:40 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 16
Runners participate in the Tay Ho Half Marathon 2024 in Hanoi, April 15, 2024. Photo: Supplied

What you need to know today in Vietnam:


-- A man who said he was able to pray for rain in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces has apologized for providing incorrect information. He had earlier said that four days after his prayers, it would rain in Ho Chi Minh City.

-- A wall of a kiosk collapsed on four workers in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam on Monday while they were dismantling the kiosk, leaving one dead and the three others injured, local authorities reported the same day.

-- Saigon Railway JSC said on Monday that it had decided to commend and reward a railway guard as he narrowly rescued a man who crossed a level crossing in an attempt to rush in a train in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam on April 7.

-- A male athlete who participated in the Tay Ho Half Marathon 2024 in Hanoi on Sunday suddenly collapsed near the finish line due to cardiac arrest. The hospital gave him a death prognosis.

-- Many gold shops in Ho Chi Minh City have erected signs of temporary closure following the market surveillance agency’s announcement of a large-scale inspection into local gold shops.


-- Warburg Pincus, a leading U.S. investment fund, announced on Monday that it would invest in Xuyen A, a private hospital chain in Vietnam, but did not reveal financial terms.


-- Ho Chi Minh City will organize the second river festival from May 31 to June 9 on a larger scale than the first version, the municipal Department of Tourism announced at a press briefing on Monday.

World News

-- “The Biden administration will award up to $6.4 billion in grants to South Korea's Samsung to expand its chip production in central Texas as part of a broader effort to boost U.S. chipmaking,” Reuters reported, citing the Department of Commerce on Monday.

-- “Tesla is laying off more than 10% of its global workforce as it grapples with falling sales and an intensifying price war for electric vehicles,” according to Reuters.

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Thanh Ha / Tuoi Tre News


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