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Asean chair Msia trails in ratifying human rights conventions

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beritadaily.com - KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has a very poor record of ratifying human rights conventions, being amongst the worst in Asean, said Phil Robertson, Deputy Asian Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW). He als...

Leisure

Chiang Mai to Laos Visa Run: Fastest & Cheapest Ways

bankerinthesun.com -   Last week I made the Chiang Mai to Laos visa run, and it was probably the fastest and cheapest way to get a Thai visa. Be warned, however, the wait at the Thai embassy in Vientiane is enormous. A...

Leisure

Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane

theroadtoanywhere.com - Sitting opposite the Presidential Palace on the corner of Avenue Lang Xang and Setthathirat Road is Vientiane’s oldest standing temple – Wat Si Saket. Although the nearby Haw Phra Keo is known as t...

World

Arlington ceremony honors Hmong for ‘secret war’ sacrifice

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mcclatchydc.com - ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. — The old Green Beret stood as erect as age would allow and remembered his lethal times in Laos. Arrayed before 85-year-old John H. “Scotty” Crerar were Hmong veter...

Business

‘Tobacco lobbying in India undermining public health’

hindustantimes.com - Three medical experts have cautioned that there was ‘troubling evidence’ of the tobacco industry influencing governments in India and other countries in Asia, which is underming public health.   In...

Leisure

Little Bit Wobbly: Bicycle ride in Luang Prabang

wanderingpipette.com - Bicycle riding has never been my strong suit. Sure, I once upon a time learned how to ride (thanks mom!), but…. I have definitely fallen, many, many, many times in my past. When Anita suggested rid...

Art & Entertainment

”Perfume COMPLEX” Perfume fan site / Perfumeファンブログ Perfume 動画 まとめ Perfume fan site Perfume fan blog 動画 まとめ

ameblo.jp - No authorize to killing people anybody. No more war. Against terrorism. No violence. No racism. We wish only one thing. It is PEACE & SMILE & HAPPY. COPYRIGHT © 2009-2015 Perfume COMPLEX All rights...

Business

Budget cuts to foreign aid put Australia on track for least generous spend ever

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theguardian.com - Record cuts outlined in the 2015 federal budget will see Australia’s foreign aid relative to income fall to the lowest levels since the creation of a formal aid program more than 40 years ago. Aust...

Business

Can We Make Hydropower Work for All in Laos?

worldbank.org - A decade ago, the international community came together with a commitment to help Lao PDR – one of the world’s poorest countries – develop a better kind of hydropower project, one that generates po...

Leisure

Laos : éloge de la lenteur

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voyages-d-affaires.com - Luang Prabang… Le nom fleure bon l’exotisme, le titre d’un vieux OSS 117. A son évocation, on imagine Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath avoir maille à partir avec des narcotrafiquants mal embouchés dans ...

Business

Inside Laos: A US beauty queen's quest for change - BBC News

bbc.com - More than three decades ago, Amy Chanthaphavong's parents fled their home country of Laos. Her father had been a fighter pilot in the Laos air force, supporting the Americans in their war on neighb...

Environment

Vanishing Wood – An EIA Investigation

sanctuaryasia.com - It is not just wild fauna and their body parts that feature large on the target list of illegal wildlife traders. Illegal timber trading has long been rampant and logging of forests for high-value ...

Leisure

Please don't feed the Monks | Getting Stamped

gettingstamped.com - No that’s not a typo, I am not talking about monkeys, although you really shouldn’t feed them either, I am talking about the orange clad Buddhist Monks of Laos. Every morning the people of Luang Pr...

World

UN child rights body to review Eritrea, Mexico, Ghana, Honduras, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Lao, Israel

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en.starafrica.com - GENEVA, 12 May 2015 / PRN Africa / — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is meeting in Geneva from 18 May to 5 June to review children's rights in the following countries*: Eritrea, Mexico,...

Science

Are you the next Break Dengue Travel Blogger? | Break Dengue

breakdengue.org - Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could make a difference in the fight against dengue so that leaders across the globe make it a priority? As the Break Dengue Travel Blogger for Laos, you can help do j...

Technology

Laos to launch first satellite by year’s end - Thai PBS English News

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th - The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has said that the government continues to keep its right to use satellite location 126 degrees east while the Lao satellite project location at 128.5 deg...

World

Vientiane Times

vientianetimes.org.la - Promulgated by a Presidential Ordinance, the new law gives all sectors such as family members, individuals, legal entities and organisations the legal rights to intervene and stop any violence by p...

Leisure

How to be polite in Southeast Asia

insidevietnamblog.com - Sustainable tourism isn’t just about carbon offsetting, conservation centres and eco-lodges. When we talk about responsible travel, we’re also talking about supporting local businesses, respecting ...

Leisure

The Johanna Powell Fundraiser for Laos Villagers

gogetfunding.com - Our wonderful Johanna lost her life in a boating accident on the Mekong River in Laos on 11th April 2015. During the time Johanna was missing, the Villagers of Laos camped out on the river beds and...

Leisure

XW1IC - Laos - News - Information

dxnews.com - Champ, E21EIC will be active again from Laos 29 May - 1 June 2015 as XW1IC. He will operate on HF Bands including activity in CQ WW WPX CW Contest in SOAB Category. QSL via home call, OQRS, LOTW. L...

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Proposte di viaggio per Sud Est Asiatico > Laos - Viaggi dell'Elefante Tour Operator

viaggidellelefante.it - Guardate il mappamondo.Pensate alla meta in cui vorreste trascorrere la vostra vacanza da sogno. Scegliendo tra le nostre proposte vivrete un soggiorno indimenticabile che vi trasmetterà emozioni u...

World

Laotian minister: I feel lucky my son studies at Turkish school

hizmetmovement.blogspot.com - Laotian minister: I feel lucky my son studies at Turkish school Dr. Bosengkham Vongdara, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos said during a science festival organized by the Turkish...

Leisure

Motorbike from Thailand to Laos: The Route, Crossing the Border & The Roads | The Trading Travelers

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thetradingtravelers.com - It’s hard to believe we have already been living in Thailand for 3 months, but sure enough it was time for a visa run to Laos. Instead of the typical bus trip into Vientiane, we decided we wanted t...

World

Thailand helps Laos build drug treatment centre in Vientiane Province - Thai PBS English News

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th - A ground breaking ceremony for the project was held on May 18 in the presence of Mr Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, his Thai counterpart Gen Tanasak Pati...

Politics

Vientiane Times

vientianetimes.org.la - It was previously reported the aid would be used to support Lao localities facing tremendous difficulties to help them alleviate poverty and implement major projects, according to the Voice of Viet...

World

Vientiane Times

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vientianetimes.org.la - The government of the United States has extended assistance to Laos in its efforts to combat drugs. This assistance has included creating conditions to eradicate opium poppy cultivation in Laos as ...

Leisure

Travelling Weasels - House Sitting Travel Blog: House Sitting Opportunities

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travellingweasels.com - Looking for the best House Sitting Opportunities? We're picking the most luxury House Sits for you, some of which are long term House Sits! We'll be updating this site daily, so make sure you bookm...

Business

Not making the grade

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phnompenhpost.com - A new report from the World Economic Forum underscores Cambodia’s poor performance at providing the education and training needed to guarantee future prosperity, though experts say the country is s...

Art & Entertainment

Off The Dumpsite! - Friends-International Blog

friends-international.org - Venny from our Lao PDR project contacted us with some great news this week.  The program works with 120 children, youth and caretakers from scavenger families who live on the city dumpsite, KM36, o...

World

I am not afraid anymore | ChildFund Australia | Make Charitable Donations Online, Sponsor a Child, Charity Fundraising, Help Children, Help Communities

childfund.org.au - Photo: Mai from rural northern Laos standing in a bomb crater in her cornfield Laos is the most bombed country per capita in the world. More than 270 million cluster munitions were dropped on Laos ...

Leisure

The Slow Boat to Laos - NextStopWhoKnows.com

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nextstopwhoknows.com - If you don’t fancy reading the post, and would rather watch the video, then scroll down to the bottom We recently undertook the three day/two night journey from Thailand to Laos. We had heard mixed...

Education

Dicas básicas: Luang Prabang, no Laos

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voucontigo.com.br - “Uma cidade tranquila”, “senti paz”, “é mágica…”. Esse foram alguns dos comentários que escutei e li quando decidi ir para Luang Prabang, no Laos. A principal cidade do norte do país é Patrimônio C...

Leisure

Con lo scooter in Laos: il plateau des Bolovens - Salt Editions

salteditions.it - Attraversato dall’imperturbabile Mekong ed incastonato tra la Tailandia, la Cina e il Vietnam, il Laos ha aperto le sue frontiere al turismo solo una ventina di anni fa, ed offre ancora al visitato...

Business

Nongkhang International Airport construction faces more delays - Thai PBS English News

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th - As of early May, the developer had completed only about 26% of the project instead of approximately 60% as stated in the original plan. The construction began in October 2013 and the project was or...

Leisure

Top Things To Do in Vientiane - City Sea Country

cityseacountry.com - Vientiane, the capital of Laos offers lots of culture and architecture. After a long day of visiting the main attractions listed below I can recommend having a drink at one of the many cafés  or ba...

World

Video:”Sea of Japan” - A globally established name

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mofa.go.jp - Objections to the name Sea of Japan were first raised by the ROK and North Korea at the Sixth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names, held in 1992. Although there ha...

Leisure

Racconto per immagini del Laos e della Cambogia - Be Earth

b-earth.it - Le parole sono inutili, quando parlano immagini come queste! Oggi vi proponiamo una selezione di immagini del Laos e della Cambogia. Il Laos e la Cambogia sono due destinazioni bellissime, ricche d...

Business

Laos plans 4th baht bond issue worth Bt12 billion - The Nation

nationmultimedia.com - Users are solely responsible for their comments.We reserve the right to remove any comment and revoke posting rights for any reason withou prior notice.

Leisure

Laos and Cambodia by leading travel bloggers

insiderjourneys.com.au - To mark the launch of our recent article on Laos and Cambodia, we scoured the web and asked some leading travel bloggers for their accounts of journeying down the mighty Mekong River through Laos a...

Leisure

Embracing the Concept of Laos Time

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livinpuravida.com - Anyone who has visited Laos has probably heard of (or at least experienced) the concept of Laos time. It’s a country where everyone and everything moves sooooooo s l o w l y. Wifi is always terribl...

Leisure

Stolen Buddha statues returned to Laos

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bangkokpost.com - The Ting cave in Luang Prabang province, one of the Laos' biggest tourist destinations, is a Buddhist site and place of pilgrimage containing thousands of Buddha statues. (Bangkok Post file photo) ...

Leisure

Préparer son voyage en Asie du Sud Est en 7 questions

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ici-laos-cambodge.fr - Etes-vous sûr d’avoir trouvé le bon compagnon de voyage ? Il est nécessaire de se poser la question car parfois même vos meilleurs amis ne font pas forcément vos bons compagnons de voyage. J’ai déj...

Leisure

Long Boat Lazing: Journey down the Mekong

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rubywhiteroad.com - The boat pulls up to a remote bank. I search the shoreline for any indication as to why we have stopped. A man climbs down onto the sand, followed by bags and crates full of supplies. Within second...

Leisure

Tailor Made Adventure Holidays and Group Tours in Laos

undiscovered-destinations.com - Far less visited than neighbouring Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are stunning countries with fascinating, and often tragic, pasts. Well endowed with both natural attractions and historical treasures ...

Leisure

Making the Case for Luang Prabang, Laos | Pink Pangea: Travel Information, Travel Inspiration, Travel Writing & Retreats for Women

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pinkpangea.com - We’d been traveling for a while in Southeast Asia – at least a few months – when we arrived in Laos. Coming from Thailand and Vietnam, Laos was a drastic change: so quiet, languid, so few people ar...

Leisure

Handmade Silk Purse with Diamond design from Laos

etsy.com - Free Shipping throughout the US Flat $7 Shipping Internationally The featured item is a handmade diamond design purse with strap from Luang Prabang. Diamonds, or Stars often appearing in rows or pa...

Leisure

Stolen Buddha statues returned to Laos - The Nation

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nationmultimedia.com - Users are solely responsible for their comments.We reserve the right to remove any comment and revoke posting rights for any reason withou prior notice.

Business

Parcel to Laos

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randlogistics.com - RANDlogistics is a market leading online parcel broker offering a vast array of UK and International courier services. Our prices are the very best available due to our massive buying power with th...

Leisure

Laos Tourist Attractions | Travablue

travablue.com - For such a small country, Laos tourist attractions are wide ranging. Every year more and more visitors are arriving to relax in hammocks in the country's South, trek through the mountains to the No...

Leisure

Impressions of Luang Prabang - NextStopWhoKnows.com

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nextstopwhoknows.com - As most of you know, we are back on the road again, and we are currently travelling in the beautiful country of Laos. Our excitement about visiting a new country and experiencing a new culture bega...

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