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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - May 18

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - May 18

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 07:31 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - May 18
A group of visitors from New Zealand sample banh mi at the on-going Banh Mi Festival held at the Le Van Tam Park in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, May 17, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:

Business

-- Vietnam Airlines’ Flight VN-1559 transporting 168 passengers arrived at Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam on Friday afternoon, making it the 300,000th flight to land at the airport since it operated the maiden flight in 2004.

Society

-- Plenty of local residents and international visitors flocked to the second Banh Mi Festival held from Friday to Sunday this week at the Le Van Tam Park in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 to explore and savor different types and fillings of banh mi, which is a Vietnamese baguette filled with paste, cold cuts, herbs, cucumber, chili sauce and pickles.

-- A fire engulfed a four-story entertainment and fitness facility on Lang Street in Hanoi’s Dong Da District on Friday night. Firefighters swiftly rushed to the scene and managed to evacuate all the occupants. No casualties were reported.

-- A dozen pigs at a local farm in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam have been destroyed after they were found to be infected with African swine fever, authorities confirmed on Friday.

-- The upgrade of National Highway 8A in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam resulted in cracks appearing in the walls of more than 160 houses in the neighborhood around one year ago. However, the road upgrade project developer and many owners of the affected houses have yet to reach a consensus on compensation issues up to now, a local official recently told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

-- Seven local builders aged between 33 and 53 were injured and had to seek emergency treatment after experiencing an elevator free fall in Bac Giang Province, northern Vietnam on Friday morning, with no casualities reported. This homemade elevator was built to transport construction materials, the provincial police agency said the same day.

World News

-- Reuters cited state media KCNA as saying on Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered accelerated production to strengthen the country's nuclear force more rapidly, on the same day he oversaw a test of tactical ballistic missiles with new guidance system.

-- The governor of Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul said on Friday that the costs of rebuilding the state after devastating floods in recent weeks will be "much higher" than the 19 billion reais ($3.72 billion) initially estimated, Reuters reported.

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