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Weekend Stories Roundup: Heavy Rains to Hit Central Vietnam and New Double-Decker Bus Route for Hanoi

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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

- Nearly 1 tonne of elephant tusks, pangolin scales uncovered in Hanoi. [Vietnam Plus]

- Hanoi to open new route for double-decker bus. [VnExpress]

- Hanoi metro line trains to cost USD128m. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam

- Heavy rains to hit central Vietnam. [SGGP]

- Vietnam contemplates longer life for passenger, cargo aircraft. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam manufacturing growth slips to 10-month low. [Financial Times]

- Remains of two pilots found after 47 years. [VnExpress]

Other

- Four Vietnamese are passengers on plane crash near Papua New Guinea. [VnExpress]

- Tsunami in Indonesia: death toll at 832 and expected to rise sharply. [The Guardian]

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