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Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Zoo, Giang Brothers and Falling Vietnamese Currency

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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 Zoo recognised as tourist site. [Nhan Dan]

- Vietnam becomes world’s next factory: PM. [Tuoi Tre]

Vietnam

- Giang brothers set new world record. [Dan Tri]

- Coastal erosion threatens southernmost province. [Dan Tri]

- Facebook country director for Vietnam to step down 9 months after appointment. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese woman jailed for appropriating $213,500 by mortgaging rental cars. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese currency falls to new low, could go lower. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam okays unrestricted foreign ownership of largest brewer. [VnExpress]

Other

- Worst riots in Paris since 1968. [VnExpress]

- 'Brutal news': global carbon emissions jump to all-time high in 2018. [The Guardian]

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