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Morning Stories Roundup: Ha Long Beach, Auchan's Exit and Swine Fever

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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

- HCMC students donate solar lamps to students in mountainous region. [VietnamNet]

- HCMC drug ring distributing meth in Vung Tau busted. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Vietnamese baguette endorsed by celebrity chef makes its way to Korea. [VnExpress]

- Retailer Auchan's exit from Vietnam gets interest from potential buyers. [Tuoi Tre]

- Investigation ordered into dumping of infected pig carcasses. [Dan Tri]

- Public beach to be built in Ha Long. [VietnamNet]

- Da Nang advocates British billionaire building Int’l Marina. [SGGP]

- Vietnam mulls deploying armed forces against African swine fever catastrophe. [VnExpress]

Other

- Tanzania Was East Africa’s Strongest Democracy. Then Came ‘The Bulldozer.’ [The Atlantic]

- Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life? [New York Times

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