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Morning Stories Roundup: Malaysia a Formidable Foe, Warns Vietnam Coach Ahead of World Cup Qualifier

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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

Hanoi among seven best places in Asia for solo travelers. [Vietnam Plus]

- Off the rails: Hanoi closes trackside cafes thronged by selfie-seeking tourists. [Reuters]

Renowned ballet ‘Swan Lake’ premieres in Hanoi. [Vietnam Plus]

Vietnam

- Siemens eyes $1.8-bln gas-fired plant in Vietnam. [VnExpress]

Pollution app AirVisual back in Vietnam after online abuse 'campaign'. [Channel News Asia]

Vietnam food looks to make it big in Thailand. [Straits Times]

- Malaysia a formidable foe, warns Vietnam coach ahead of World Cup qualifier. [VnExpress]

- Mekong dying: China wants more than just electricity from dams. [VnExpress]

Other

- Then and now: China's destruction of Uighur burial grounds. [The Guardian]

- Southeast Asia struggles to tackle haze despite long-term dangers. [Al Jazeera]

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