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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Hikes Minimum Wage by 5.3% in 2019

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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 coated in a blanket of fog on winter days. [Vietnam Net]

- Vietnam, RoK scientists gather at symposium on applied physics in Hanoi. [Nhan Dan]

- New library in Hanoi aims to show young children the benefits of aquaponics in an urban setting. [Inhabitat]

- Festival brings H’Mong people’s traditional New Year celebration to Hanoi. [Nhan Dan]

Vietnam

- Vietnam revives $58bn high-speed rail project despite cost hurdle. [Nikkei Asian Review]

- Vietnam Hikes Minimum Wages by 5.3 Percent in 2019. [Vietnam Briefing]

- Vietnam football team improves most in Asia: Yemen media. [Nhan Dan]

- Cold spell to hit northern Vietnam. [Inquirer]

Other

- Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon. [The Guardian]

- Kumbh Mela: Hindus converge for largest-ever human gathering. [The Guardian]

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