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Morning Stories Roundup: Ride-hailing Firm Grab Plans Major Investment in Vietnam

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Hanoi

Thousands of Hanoi residents to use bus for free from September 1. [VietnamNet]

Metro trains delivery to take another four months. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Seven-day Lunar New Year break proposed. [Dan Tri]

- HCM City seeks Shanghai’s experiences in building commercial center. [SGGP]

- Ride-hailing firm Grab plans major investment in Vietnam. [VnExpress]

- Couple arrested for selling newborn at Vietnam-China border. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- How the plastic bottle went from miracle container to hated garbage. [National Geographic

- Bangladesh to remove the word 'virgin' from Muslim marriage certificates. [The Guardian]

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