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As Obama heads to Laos, signs of a tilt away from China

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reuters.com - VIENTIANE The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit. And yet its sleepy capital will spring to...

World

Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road tolls mount

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gulfnews.com - Vientiane: “Look at me, stay with us,” the paramedics shout as a barely conscious motorcyclist is bundled into a volunteer ambulance in the Laotian capital Vientiane, where rampant drink driving br...

Science

Lay educators help boost colorectal screening rates in Hmong

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ucdmc.ucdavis.edu - Hmong Americans are more likely to understand the importance of colorectal cancer screening and to get screened when they’re provided information by specially trained Hmong lay health educators, ne...

World

Laos activist abducted and disappeared. Demand answers

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amnesty.org.au - Sombath has been awarded for his work in promoting education and sustainable development in Laos. He should’ve celebrated his 64th birthday with his family. Instead his loved-ones continue to searc...

Environment

Venezuela y Laos se postularon para coopresidir el Foro de Cooperación de América Latina y Asia del Este (Focalae) – LaPatilla.com

lapatilla.com - Laos y Venezuela se postularon hoy como candidatos para coopresidir el Foro de Cooperación de América Latina y Asia del Este (Focalae), el único ente que reúne exclusivamente a países de las dos re...

Business

Commentary: Nicholas Rosellini -- Youth can power Asia's next development miracle - Nikkei Asian Review

asia.nikkei.com - More than half of the world's young people today live in Asia. Roughly 68 of every 100 people in Asia and the Pacific are presently of working age. It is a region facing up to the challenges of pov...

Leisure

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) | Key Advocate for Lao's Cultural Diversity - ASEF culture360.asef.org

culture360.asef.org - In 2016, ASEF culture360 invites you to get an insight on issues that are highly discussed in the cultural sector across Asia and Europe. Through a number of in-depth articles and interviews, Magal...

Leisure

LWRC – Bringing Sammy home – Asiatic black bear rescue – Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

wfft.org - The story of Sam Neua’s (now nicknamed Sammy) rescue will probably end up in the books as one of the most nerve wrecking journeys our rescue team had to travel. The 1400km return trip was initially...

Leisure

Where to Stay in Luang Prabang, Laos

grantourismotravels.com - Where to stay in Luang Prabang? A decade ago your options would have been limited to guesthouses, because for many years the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town was predominantly a backpacker destina...

Leisure

Studying the Methods of the Laotian Mahouts | Most Tranding Travel News Viral And Breaking

travel.truebreakingnews.com - On a quest to study the methods of the Laotian mahouts, Henry Alford discovers that few experiences supply a lesson in humility like studying to journey an elephant. If you’re sitting on an elephan...

Sports

Catching the 'Spirit of Soccer' in Laos

blogs.state.gov - While this year marks 40 years since the end of the war in Vietnam, it’s important to remember that landmines and unexploded munitions left over from the conflict continue to kill and injure innoce...

Leisure

Interesting foods to try in Laos - Nomadic Boys

nomadicboys.com - The food in Laos is not very well known compared to its Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese neighbours. Laotian cuisine has similarities with Thailand (such as the spicy papaya salad) and Vietnam (the noo...

World

ASEAN in Laos: Challenges of Leadership, Human Rights and Democracy

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fccthai.com - ASEAN in Laos: Challenges of Leadership, Human Rights and Democracy A Panel Discussion This is not an FCCT-sponsored event. It is a paid function and responsibility for program content is solely th...

Leisure

My moral dilemma offering rice to monks in Laos for a “travel experience”

matadornetwork.com - SILENT BUDDHIST MONKS IN SAFFRON ROBES darted this way and that around town, while shading themselves under umbrellas from the harsh midday sun. That same sun illuminated the mesmerizing mosaics ad...

Leisure

Lao Cooking Course on an Organic Farm in Luang Prabang

grantourismotravels.com - We’re doing a morning market walk, followed by a Lao cooking course on an organic farm in the Luang Prabang countryside, with sous-chef Anousith from the beautiful Amantaka resort. When I ask Anous...

Leisure

Things to Do in Vang Vieng After the Party | The Trading Travelers

thetradingtravelers.com - What was once the number one party spot for backpackers in S.E. Asia, Vang Vieng is now a fairly peaceful town with remnants of what was. And to be honest, we prefer it that way. Vang Vieng is most...

Health

UNFPA Asiapacific | Landmark Report: Violence against women a ‘hidden scourge’ in Lao PDR

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asiapacific.unfpa.org - Report parallels findings in other countries, offers opportunity to transform mindsets Vientiane, Lao PDR – A landmark report has revealed that almost a third of women in Lao People’s Democratic Re...

Health

UN In Laos Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

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wfp.org - VIENTIANE CAPITAL – August marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage exclusive breastfeeding and improve babies’ health as a key practice to...

Science

Interview: Handicap International’s commitment to UXO clearance in Laos

handicap-international.org.uk - What is the general situation of UXO pollution in Laos? The American government bombed Laos from 1964 to 1973 during the Vietnam War. More than two million tonnes of ordnance was dropped. Twenty-fi...

Leisure

Big Education Ape: Don’t Forget that Our Stories Count - Sign AB1726 — Hmong Innovating Politics

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Don’t Forget that Our Stories Count - Sign AB1726 — Hmong Innovating Politics: Don’t Forget that Our Stories Count - Sign AB1726 Written By: Jonathan Tran, HIP Member. Content reflects Mr. Tran's p...

Art & Entertainment

John Malkovich Thinks You Should Be Less Ambitious

gq.com - Malkovich—that guy's got to be a machine, right? Nearly 100 films! The latest: this month's BP-oil-spill thriller Deepwater Horizon. He's a 40-year member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and is ...

Leisure

China: When the Cats Rule

nybooks.com - In the northwest corner of Beijing’s old city is a subway and bus workshop. It was built in the early seventies on the site of the Lake of Great Peace, which was filled in as part of a plan to exte...

Leisure

Now Arriving on the New York Subway: Free E-Books, Timed for Your Commute

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nytimes.com - But there is a difference between the e-books on Penguin Random House’s own website and the 175 selections on Subway Reads. The ones on Subway Reads will be free. “When e-books first came out, ever...

Education

Em provocação a Dilma, Ronaldo Caiado canta 'Apesar de você' - Política - Estadão

politica.estadao.com.br - BRASÍLIA - O líder do DEM no Senado, Ronaldo Caiado (GO), recorreu à letra de Apesar de você, de Chico Buarque, um hino da esquerda contra o regime militar, para traduzir a expectativa em relação a...

Business

Ontario Enhancing Services for Refugees

news.ontario.ca - Ontario is continuing to support refugees across the province by investing more than $3.8 million to help them settle and integrate successfully. The funding will help communities that have generou...

World

On The Other Side Of The Eye: Cambodia authors forge Khmer language literary revival

thaoworra.blogspot.com - Over at Financial Times, they did a nice profile on the work of Cambodian authors in Cambodia to revive their literary traditions. This has been a challenge in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge Era,...

Leisure

On The Other Side Of The Eye: Literary Creation and Buddhist Practice

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thaoworra.blogspot.com - Raymond Lam did a fine interview with poet Ramya Jirasinghe recently, entitled "Tensions Between Literary Creation and Buddhist Practice" which I read with interest because it's centered on the que...

Education

Evaluation of the School District of Choice Program

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lao.ca.gov - State Faces Key Decision About Whether to Reauthorize “District of Choice” Program. A state law adopted in 1993 allows students to transfer to school districts that have deemed themselves Districts...

Science

Asian dating with cambodiangirls.datingbuddies.com - Registration

cambodiangirls.datingbuddies.com - alliah Offline Gender: Woman Age: 27 Star sign: Scorpio Country: Philippines City: General Santos  Register to contact Cambodian Girls members! Join now & have fun! I am a: Man seeking a WomanMan s...

Business

ASEAN Economic Outlook | Data, News & Forecasts

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focus-economics.com - A comprehensive set of data suggests that growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) accelerated slightly in the second quarter of 2016. GDP expanded 4.7% annually in Q2, which wa...

Science

Prevalence of malaria in pregnancy in southern Laos: a cross-sectional survey. - PubMed - NCBI

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ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - There are no data on the burden of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) in Laos, where malaria still remains prevalent in the south. Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in 2014 to assess the prevalenc...

World

Laos Cambodia border crossing

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dreamtravelgirl.com - I did not know that it was a hard border. I knew there was a lot of corruption in  one of the Thailand-Cambodia borders, but I ignored it was the same in the (only) Laos Cambodia border crossing.  ...

Leisure

Laos to Cambodia Bike Ride

careinternational.org.uk - This 650km cycling adventure will take you through two breath-taking countries, whilst giving you the very unique opportunity to visit one of CARE's life changing projects along the way where you’l...

Crime

Reince Priebus on Trump campaign hires: 'I go with the flow'

theguardian.com - Channelling Lao Tzu, Glenn Frey and Jeffrey “the Dude” Lebowski, Republican national committee chairman Reince Priebus said on Sunday that when it came to personnel issues with the Donald Trump cam...

Leisure

Hmong Puppets, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

lightandcomposition.com - Among many other items at the Hmong Flower Market in Bac Ha area you can see colorful Hmong Puppets, so popular in Vietnam. The picture was taken in April 2014. Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May...

Leisure

River Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos - Wander With Jo

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wanderwithjo.com - Laos was my first destination as a solo traveler and I believe it was the perfect choice. The reason I chose Laos was solely for the purpose of tubing in Vang Vieng – I mean, literally, the minute ...

Technology

Laotian iTunes top 100 list of 28 August 2016

en.randomize.be - | Laotian iTunes store statistics | Search song | American iTunes storeAnguillian iTunes storeAntiguan iTunes storeArgentine iTunes storeArmenian iTunes storeAustralian iTunes storeAustrian iTunes ...

Leisure

Visiting Bokeo Nature Reserve – A 'hidden paradise' of Laos - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

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livingnomads.com - Visiting Bokeo Nature Reserve you will never forget the lush green tropical forest canopy, the fun house on a tree, monkey bridges and suspension bridge is not easy to go at all. Bokeo province is ...

Health

Conseils et avertissements pour Laos

voyage.gc.ca - Aucun avertissement n’est en vigueur pour l’ensemble du Laos. Il convient toutefois de faire preuve d’une grande prudence en raison du danger permanent que représentent le banditisme et les munitio...

Art & Entertainment

VIM Life - Vim

courageouslyfree.lifewithoutlimits.com - Linda Baer was on the fast track from her earliest memories. This middle of the country Missouri kid was taught by her parents at a young age that nothing can stop her. Fresh out of college, she be...

Art & Entertainment

A Conversation with a "Jungle" Asian American

blog.angryasianman.com - A Conversation with a "Jungle" Asian American Guest Post by Naomi Ko Minnesota. It's cold, it's white. There aren't a lot of Asian Americans like me (first and second generation Korean Americans.) ...

Business

Education Country Baseline in Lao PDR Consultancy

aplitrak.com - Education Country Baseline in Lao PDR - Annex of the country status REPORT - Sendai Framework Save the Children is leading a consortium including French Red Cross/ Lao Red Cross, OXFAM and CARE on ...

Leisure

5 things to do in Luang Prabang on a budget • Explore Your Life Now

exploreyourlifenow.com - 5 things to do in Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang is the final destination of the famous slowboat ride from Houayxay. Its beautiful old town center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s full of beauti...

Art & Entertainment

Las fotos que harán que quieras comprar un billete de ida a Laos

traveler.es - Laos hay que decirlo más. Y, sobre todo, hay que conocerlo mejor. Esta pequeña joya del sureste asiático, a tiro de piedra de Tailandia, Vietnam y Camboya, debería empezar a ser destino obligatorio...

World

Latest news, comments and reviews from The Gulf Today

gulftoday.ae - Vientiane: "Look at me, stay with us," the paramedics shout as a barely conscious motorcyclist is bundled into a volunteer ambulance in the Laotian capital Vientiane, where rampant drink driving br...

World

A Primer: USAID & US Hegemony | New Eastern Outlook

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journal-neo.org - A nation is its institutions. If those institutions are overrun and no longer exist, so too does the nation itself cease to exist. Institutions range from the offices of government, to education, t...

World

Anti- Imperialist U: Iran/Contra Pt 1: The Secret Team

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anti-imperialist-u.blogspot.com - Iran/Contra Pt 1: The Secret Team       Beyond The Iran/Contra Affair: Part 1 The Secret Team A special thanks to @arrghshell of https://n0p3.net  for helping me discover a huge amount of relevant ...

World

The New Atlas: Exposing US-Funded "NGOs"

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thenewatlas.org - From Moscow to Myanmar, US-European funded organisations undermine the essential work of genuine NGOs. August 9, 2016 The New Atlas  A nongovernmental organisation (NGO) is described as a not-for-p...

Business

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Trip to China and Laos

whitehouse.gov - President Obama will travel to China and Laos September 2-9, 2016.  This trip will highlight the President’s ongoing commitment to the G-20 as the premier forum for international economic cooperati...

Leisure

Get to school fool - Living on the edge - Journeys

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tmleonard.com - Get to school fool: the Turkish TEOL Push Them Through Language Skool was, how do you say depressing oh my yes students on hard luck streets among Roman ruins showed him, illuminated him into their...

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