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Weekend Stories Roundup: Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh Becomes Vietnam's First Female Acting President

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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

- E-cards to be piloted for Hanoi Bus Rapid Transit route. [Vietnam Net]

Vietnam

State funeral, national mourning to be held for Vietnamese president. [Channel News Asia]

- Thi Ngoc Thinh is Vietnam's first female acting president following the death of Tran Dai Quang. [Bloomberg]

- Fault at tech giant blamed as many Vietnamese online newspapers vanish for hours. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam set to launch indigenous swine, avian flu vaccines. [VnExpress]

Other

- Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link. [VnExpress]

- Taiwan may expand citizenship to Southeast Asia to staunch brain drain to the mainland. [SCMP]

- Pollution pushes Mongolia's herders to reconsider city life. [The Guardian]

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