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Weekend Stories Roundup: Saigon Flooding, New Railway Bridge and Pride

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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

- Downpour leads to flooding, congestion in Ho Chi Minh City. [Tuoi Tre]

- LGBT members join pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City. [Tuoi Tre]

- New Saigon railway bridge hosts first test run. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Rampant violations detected at Tuyen Lam Lake. [Dan Tri]

- Vietravel Airlines plans 2020 launch in fast-growing market. [Reuters]

- 21 percent of ethnic minority children in Vietnam are underweight. [VnExpress]

- Three kids in Nghe An infected with Whitmore’s disease. [SGGP]

- Over 12 tons of mercury waste collected from Rang Dong fire. [SGGP]

Other

- Indonesia, Malaysia ready to carry out cloud seeding operations. [Straits Times]

- Amazon fish species at risk if fires destroy river habitat. [National Geographic]

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