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Morning Stories Roundup: Bui Thi Thu Thao Has Won Vietnamese Athletics First-Ever Asiad Gold Medal

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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's flag makers see overwhelming demand Independence Day approaching, and with Vietnam in the semi-final of the Asian Games. [Vietnam Net]

- Hanoi plans to clean Nguu River, one of the most polluted rivers in the city. [Vietnam Net]

Vietnam

- Vietnam beats Syria 1-0, entering ASIAD semifinals for first time. [Vietnam Plus]

- Bui Thi Thu Thao has won Vietnamese athletics first ever Asiad gold medal. [VnExpress]

- Gang caught using commercial airline to smuggle marijuana into Vietnam. [VnExpress]

Other

- Crippling costs of war reporting and investigative journalism. [Channel News Asia/AFP]

- Eight music festivals in Southeast Asia to look forward to this autumn. [SCMP]

- China, not Trump, will triumph in trade war, former top Chinese officials say. [SCMP]

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