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Morning Stories Roundup: Flooding in Northern Vietnam and Housing Support for Artists in Hanoi

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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

- 200 needy artists and writers working in state-run unions will receive housing support from Hanoi authorities. [SGGP]

- Mooncake kiosks are encroaching on Hanoi pavements as mid-autumn nears. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam

- As many as 83 traffic accidents took place during the National Day holiday, resulting in 46 deaths and 53 injuries. [Dan Tri]

- The government has officially removed tough conditions for firms to conduct rice export activities in Vietnam. [Dan Tri]

- Heavy flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains in northern and central provinces have claimed 14 victims. [VnExpress]

- A group of dishonest producers of "battery powder" pepper in Dak Nong are prosecuted. [VnExpress]

- Three teachers at a kindergarten in Ninh Binh were suspended after a video surfaced online showing them allowing students to fight. [VietnamNet]

- 68% of Vietnamese children have experienced parental physical abuse. [VietnamNet]

Other

- Two women found guilty of attempting to have sex have been caned in Malaysia, in the first punishment of its kind. [The Guardian]

- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of one of his most prominent critics in the Philippine Senate. [New York Times]

- The strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan in 25 years hit the country's southern prefectures Tuesday. [CNN]

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