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Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Air Quality, Smuggled iPhones and Bangkok Fire

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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

- Six people trapped 45 minutes in Hanoi apartment elevator. [Tuoi Tre]

- Supply of Hanoi townhouses, villas hits record high in Q1. [Vietnam Plus]

- Hanoi air quality bad on 60 days last year, but ‘not too alarming’: official. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Japan and South Korea among most favorite destinations for Vietnamese women. [VietnamNet]

- Dutch experts suggest ways to save Hoi An beach. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam among countries hardest-hit by bombs and mines. [Dan Tri]

- 205 allegedly smuggled iPhones, iPads seized in Ho Chi Minh City. [Tuoi Tre]

- Rising concerns over consumer goods prices due to power, fuel hikes. [SGGP]

Other

- Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism. [The Conversation]

- Two killed, 17 hurt in fire at Bangkok's Central World mall. [AFP]

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