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Morning Stories Roundup: Canada Explores Free Trade Option with South East Asia

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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

- A book of condolences has been opened at the US Embassy for those who wish to pay their respects to John McCain. [USA Today]

- ASEAN Family Day took part in Hanoi this weekend, bringing together embassy staff from the region. [Vietnam Net]

- Vietnamese football fans celebrate wildly following the victory over Syria in the ASIAD quarterfinals. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Malaysia crackdown on illegal fishing nets 36 Vietnamese men. [VnExpress]

- French flight squadron visits Vietnam first time for a military mission. [VnExpress]

- Five Himalayan black bears have been donated to Vietnam Bear Rescue Center. [Dan Tri]

Other

- Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon. [VnExpress]

- Canada explores free trade option with South East Asia. [The Straights Times]

- John McCain's farewell statement in full. [The Guardian]

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