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Weekend News Roundup: Hanoi Marathon, Ethical Elephant Tourism and Taiwan Train Derailment

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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

- Over 2,600 runners compete in Hanoi International Heritage Marathon. [Vietnam Plus]

- Aber ride-hailing service hits the road in Hanoi. [VnExpress]

- Hanoi aims for more social housing by 2020. [Vietnam Plus]

- International hospital in Hanoi left unused for decades. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam

- Vietnam launches its first ethical elephant experience. [LP News]

- New decree issued on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers. [Dan Tri]

- Eye donations fail to meet high demand in Vietnam. [VnExpress]

Other

- Malaysia arrests 39 Vietnamese for illegal fishing. [VnExpress]

At least 18 dead, 175 injured after Taiwan train derails. [Channel News Asia]

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