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Morning Stories Roundup: Woman Arrested for Unintentionally Starting Wildfire in Central Vietnam

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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 learns from Japan’s public transport development experience. [Vietnam Plus]

- Hanoi to spend over 5.3 mln USD on poverty reduction. [Vietnam Plus]

- Vietnam and Japan firms ink gas deal as Hanoi looks beyond coal. [Nikkei Asian Review]

Vietnam

- Vietnam becomes 15th most populous nation. [Vietnam Plus]

- HBO Go comes to Vietnam. [VnExpress]

- USAID-funded trade facilitation program launched in Vietnam. [Tuoi Tre]

- Woman arrested for unintentionally starting wildfire in central Vietnam. [VnExpress]

Other

- More than a dozen killed in Pakistan train collision. [Al Jazeera]

- More than 20 ambassadors condemn China's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang. [The Guardian]

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