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Morning Stories Roundup: Sand Mining, Railway Discounts, and Food Delivery Expansion

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- Japanese fund invests US$8 million in Vietnamese cinema company. [Saigon Times]

- Saigon Railway offers 4,600 tickets at 50% discount. [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Over 670 Vietnamese repatriated from Canada, Africa and Middle East. [VnExpress]

- Teacher given certificate of merit for using Cai luong to teach Truyen Kieu. [SGGP]

- Sand mining on the rise, threatens to sink riverside towns. [SGGP]

- Vietnamese man arrested for allegedly murdering café owner after paying victim for sex. [Tuoi Tre]

- Drunk motorbike rider hits pregnant woman, induces miscarriage in Hanoi crash. [Tuoi Tre]

- South Korean food delivery startup Baemin expands to Hanoi. [VnExpress]

Other

- African Countries Scramble to Ramp up Testing for COVID-19. [Scientific American]

- Covid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choices. [The Guardian]

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