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  1. Sport - Rugby - LAOS

    Spreading the word from rice fields to playing fields in Laos

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:41pm by JOHN CANREY

    ... John Carney Lao Kang, who made her debut with the Laos women's national side last year, is nurturing the game in her country Spreading the word from rice fields to playing fields Just finding safe places to play sport in Laos, where unexploded bombs from the Indochina wars are still a problem, is difficult enough, but one group of women from the country who have overcome ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1459621/spreading-word-rice-fields-playing-fields-laos
  2. News - World

    Thai foreign ministry says 44 dead in plane crash in neighboring Laos

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 09:25pm by AP

    ... BANGKOK (AP) — Thai foreign ministry says 44 dead in plane crash in neighboring Laos. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333146/thai-foreign-ministry-says-44-dead-plane-crash-neighboring-laos
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences 30 to death from smuggling drugs from Laos

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:39pm by AFP

    ... the judge added. The trial lasted 17 days. Investigators said the defendants belonged to four international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking heroin and other drugs from neighbouring Laos ... region, which borders China and Laos, is poor and populated by ethnic minority groups. There have been previous smuggling cases in the area, which is far from the control of Hanoi. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1409934/vietnam-sentences-30-death-smuggling-drugs-laos
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Activists fear Thai return of Hmong rebel to Laos

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 09:12am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok A US admonition to Laos over its shaky human rights record spurred efforts on Tuesday to halt the possible deportation from Thailand of a former ethnic leader ... took Laos to task for failing to account for the disappearance of a prominent social activist. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Laos’ failure to provide significant information about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1200824/activists-fear-thai-return-hmong-rebel-laos
  5. News - Asia - LAOS

    Proposed Laos dam on the Mekong raises ecological fears

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 12:39pm by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Chiangmai Turbulence over laos dam plan Nineteenth-century Mekong explorers marvelled at the wetlands of Siphandone in southern Laos, a district of spectacular waterfalls, ... of a hydro-electric dam recently announced by Laos, only a few kilometres from the renowned Khone Waterfall, a major tourist attraction. The communist government notified the Mekong River Commission [MRC] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1362726/proposed-laos-dam-mekong-raises-ecological-fears
  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Japan's Shinzo Abe set to build bridges in Laos, Cambodia visits

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Analysts in Tokyo warn that the Japanese leader won't dislodge China as the most-favoured nation in the two Asean countries Abe set to build bridges in Laos, Cambodia visits Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Cambodia today before going on to Laos tomorrow on state visits that have been arranged at very short notice and are designed to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357288/japans-shinzo-abe-set-build-bridges-laos-cambodia-visits
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    John Kerry puts US$1m bounty on Laos-based poaching network

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US$1m bounty on poaching network US Secretary of State John Kerry has offered a US$1 million reward to help smash a Laos-based poaching network slaughtering endangered elephants and rhinos for their precious horns and tusks. The reward, the first of its kind by the department, targeted the Xaysavang network, operating from Laos to as far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356144/john-kerry-puts-us1m-bounty-laos-based-poaching-network
  8. Another Quiet American

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by John Fox

    ... (NTA) of the government of Laos, which was then just opening its borders to lure tourists. Dakin was intrigued. Despite speaking fluent Chinese and Japanese, he spoke no Lao and knew little ... pilot called Joe, a long-term Laos resident who has a love-hate relationship with the country. While Dakin takes to life in Laos, he's reluctant to stay too long, lest he ends up like Joe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/454980/another-quiet-american
  9. The Boat Landing, northern Laos

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Morgan Ommer

    ... The border with Yunnan is 7km away. What's so special about it? It is the only eco lodge in Laos and as such is recognised by the International Ecotourism Society. Its management is committed ... through the use of solar panels. What's on the menu? Jams, juices, Laotian green tea, wine and sugar palm beer are made by a company called Lao Farmers' Products. The coffee comes from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510339/boat-landing-northern-laos
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 12:20am by AP

    ... JERRY HARMER (Associated Press) PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out finding survivors from a plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing 49 people from 10 countries. Backpacks, two broken propellers and passports were among the debris scattered on the riverbank where the Lao Airlines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1334063/bodies-recovered-mekong-after-laos-plane-crash

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