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Morning Stories Roundup: Lychee Exports, Gender Imbalance and Landfill Stench

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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

- One dead, six unconscious after power generator incident in HCM City. [Dan Tri]

- HCM City shames customs tax evaders. [Dan Tri]

- Landfill stench a recurring nightmare for residents in southern Ho Chi Minh City. [Tuoi Tre]

Vietnam

- Hanoi GRDP grows 7.21% in H1. [Hanoi Times]

- Vietnam's gender imbalance worsens. [Hanoi Times]

- Free summer swimming course held for children in mountainous Vietnamese region. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese lychee eligible for export to US and Chinese markets. [SGGP]

- Vietnam named among countries with highest female labor-force participation rates. [VietnamNet]

Other

- World’s fattest parrot, the endangered kākāpō, could be wiped out by fungal infection. [The Guardian]

- Malaysian singer with sun bear in condominium home charged. [Straits Times]

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