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Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang: The Most Beautiful Waterfall You've Ever Seen

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travelfreak.net - I had just arrived in Luang Prabang and, by some luck of the universe, I was staying at the same guesthouse as a group of travelers I had previously met in Thailand. Their group had started as only...

World

North Korean defectors SK-bound after Laos release

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nknews.org - A group of six North Korean defectors arrested in Laos have been released and are now in the process of coming to South Korea, Voice of America (VOA) has reported. The group was reportedly assisted...

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China approves rail links to Myanmar and Laos

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Neetha Tangirala

railjournal.com - In the southern province of Yunnan, the NRDC has given the go-ahead to a 504km electrified line which will link Yuxi near Kunming with Pu'er, Xishuangbanna, and Mohan on the border with Laos. The t...

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Laos silently side-steps scrutiny of controversial Mekong dam project - The Nation

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Vietnam War Era Journalist and Activist Fred Branfman Dies at 72 - Truthdig

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Thomas Goodwin

truthdig.com - Truthdig contributor Fred Branfman, who was among the first to inform the world that the aerial war in Vietnam had spilled into neighboring Laos, and who campaigned to end the war, died of ALS on S...

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#Laos bomb clearance requires #Australia support

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antideathparty.blogspot.com - It is estimated more than 20,000 people have been killed or injured by cluster bombs since the war ended. Farmer Tier Keomanyseng, 33, lost both his hands and eyes when a cluster bomb exploded whil...

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ameblo.jp - ♪ FAKE IT - Perfume (LIVE at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire , London,UK) No authorize to killing people anybody. No more war. Against terrorism. No violence. No racism. We wish only one thing. It is PEA...

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1 bomb every 8 minutes, for 10 years

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CATHERINE UNWIN

stephandscott.us - Phonsavan, Laos, famed home of the mysterious UNESCO-protected site, the Plain of Jars, and [in]famed epicenter of one of the most focused, sustained bombing campaigns that has ever occurred on our...

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Tubing escapades in Vang Vieng

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thechroniclesofwanderlust.blogspot.com - I thought I knew all the party hot spots in Southeast Asia until I learned about Vang Vieng. Earlier in Koh Tao, we met up with one of Marc's old friends from Ottawa. We excitedly told him that aft...

Sports

AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 - Live Stream

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nitaf.

affsuzukicup.com - Laos, Myanmar clash for top spot The two available berths in the AFF Suzuki Cup Group Stage have already been determined but there will still be the matter of first place in the Qualifying Round to...

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King Anouvong's statue - Vientiane, Laos — earthXplorer adventure travel photography

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Barbara Weibel

earthxplorer.com - King Anouvong's statue - Vientiane, Laos In travel photo, Laos Tags King Anouvong's statue, Vientiane ← San Juan, Puerto RicoTravel Photo of the day ~ Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep ~ Chiang Mai, Thailand →

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Laos Investment Review » Planning for 2015 census underway

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Ernie Bower

laosinvestmentreview.com - The Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB) plans to conduct a nationwide census of the population of Laos in March of next year.  Sorry, only registered users have access to this article. Please login above o...

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A Very Untraditional Traditional Passover Seder in Laos - 42nd Class

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Cassie and Oren

42ndclass.com - I had no one to blame but myself. We were supposed to be somewhere with a legitimate Passover seder to celebrate the holiday. But here we were in Luang Prabang, Laos where the last organized seder ...

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UK announces new funding of 28 billion kip for UXO clearance in Laos - Thai PBS English News

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englishnews.thaipbs.or.th - The announcement was made by the UK ambassador to Laos Philip Malone during the third visit to Laos by UK’s trade envoy Lord David Puttnam. “The objective of the funding award is to reduce the dail...

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Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor

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the-monitor.org - Send the Monitor your feedback by filling out this form. Responses will be channeled to editors, but will not be available online. Click if you would like to send an attachment. If you are using we...

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Mekong residents file petition aimed at derailing Laos' Xayaburi dam

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Irwin Cruz

bangkokpost.com - Residents from eight provinces along the Mekong River Wednesday filed for a court injunction to try to derail the controversial Xayaburi dam on the lower Mekong River.  Network of Thai People in th...

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How long should I stay in Luang Prabang, Laos?

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luxuryandboutiquehotels.com - “If I’d known it was so nice here, I would have stayed longer!”   You hear this often in Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital of Laos. Many people try to fit Luang Prabang into their whirlwind ...

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Scenes from Paris: #paris

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iqboom.com - •Achat du jour n°1• Nouvelles shooooooes #Nike#Rushrun#Paris #J .

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Celebrate Songkran: The Giant Lao New Year Water Fight - 42nd Class

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Cassie and Oren

42ndclass.com - The Lao New Year is a celebration unlike any other we’ve come across. The party in Luang Prabang lasts at least three days. More often, it becomes a full week of partying. To usher in the upcoming ...

Business

The price of affordable energy - Reuben Levermore - New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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blogs.mfat.govt.nz - 3rd October 2014 by Reuben Levermore, Bangkok | No Comments The economic growth achieved by the ASEAN region in recent decades has been nothing short of remarkable. The 10 nations of ASEAN together...

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Take in the Quiet Beauty of the Luang Prabang Monks - 42nd Class

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Cassie and Oren

42ndclass.com - It’s a Buddhist tradition that started hundreds of years ago. Every morning around 5:30 am, a line of Luang Prabang monks wearing orange robes begin to appear along the main city street. Locals kne...

World

Fred Branfman - obituary - Telegraph

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Tom Vater

telegraph.co.uk - Branfman wrote about his revelations in the New York Times, Harper’s and many other publications. From 1964 onwards the United States dropped 2.5 million tons of ordnance on to Laos (about one ton ...

Science

Crop diversification strategies for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

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Shamsuddin Jusoh

bioversityinternational.org - Workshop participants observed that crop diversification can be analyzed at different levels, from crop variety to cropping system to farming system to agro-ecological landscape. In South East Asia...

Environment

PR - Mega First Corporation Put On Notice

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Sally Brooks

internationalrivers.org - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A coalition of six local, regional and international NGOs filed a complaint today with SUHAKAM, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, requesting investigation of the eco...

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Laos opens new attraction : TTR Weekly

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KhiriTravel Laos

ttrweekly.com - October 16, 2014 by Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit   Filed under Laos PDR, News OUDOMXAY, 16 October 2014: Oudomxay province will open a natural tourist site Namkad Yorapa in Xay district, 9 December, to ...

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Boun Ok Pansa, Vientaine — Mick Shippen

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Mick Shippen

mickshippen.com - Here’s a quick black and white snapped in a Vientiane temple during prayers to mark Boun Ok Pansa, the end of rainy season retreat. Category: places, Travel | Tags: Boun Ok Pansa, Buddhism, Buddhis...

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Laos: Why you should visit in 2015 - AOL Travel UK

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Gustavo Torres

travel.aol.co.uk - By Sarah Bostock, Oct 14, 2014 Updated: October 16, 2014 12:21 AM A journey through Laos takes you to the heart of traditional south-east Asian culture. Less developed than China to the north and T...

World

Laos plane crash: six Australians, including Rhodes family and aid worker Michael Creighton, among dead - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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zippy da zipster

abc.net.au - Six Australians who were among the 49 people killed when a domestic passenger plane crashed into the Mekong River in Laos have been identified. They include the Rhodes family from Sydney - 39-year-...

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Villa Maly | Luxury and Boutique Hotels

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luxuryandboutiquehotels.com -   French service and decor differentiate Villa Maly; you’ll feel like you’re in Paris when greeted in their ornate reception room. Villa Maly’s main building is from 1938, and was once the residenc...

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How a Pencil Made Me Appreciate Life

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bootsnall.com - As Americans (or citizens of any western society), we take many things for granted. Despite always having our basic needs met, we sometimes complain about not having enough of this or that, and the...

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A Baby was Born on my Slow Boat Cruise in Laos

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Ronald Robbins

activeplanettravels.com - A Baby was Born on my Slow Boat Cruise in Laos   By Ronald Robbins | August 24, 2013 - 6:19 am | Asia, Inspirational, Journal, Outdoors, Photography, Religious Symbols, Travelling The day started o...

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Unweaving the Robe, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

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lightandcomposition.com - This photo was taken in Vientiane, Laos in December 2012. When going down with my camera Mekong River Boulevard I met young Buddhist Monks, who were enjoying their free time and unweaving the robe ...

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Laos

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rightnow.io - mpvine: RIP: Fred Branfman was an aid worker who exposed America’s secret bombing campaign in Laos http://t.co/0q3LhS9Gcz http://t.co/dYyTrsaopI Oct 15, 2014, 13:36 UTC

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The Best Way to Explore Luang Prabang

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minmaxtravel.com - Tucked into northern Laos is the former capital city of Luang Prabang. Sitting at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, this sleepy UNESCO Heritage spot is one of the most beautiful des...

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Food Stalls in Savannakhet, Laos

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Dean Wickham

theroadtoanywhere.com - Today’s travel photo is of some local food stalls along one of the quiet streets of Savannakhet in Southern Laos. The sleepy town of Savannakhet is a great place to grab a bike and just slowly cycl...

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I have no subject for my blog today but, in East London last night, I saw a very successful comedy show with no jokes.

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thejohnfleming.wordpress.com - In general, I do not review shows – I preview them – because, in my experience, reviewing shows just results in a performer calling you a cunt when they bump into you five years later. I also prefe...

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Nigeria’s Ebola crackdown is an example to the world

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عادل سلمان

sqqr.us - The public health crackdown on Ebola in Nigeria, which has been declared free of the virus, serves as a model for the rest of the world. The outbreak began in Nigeria when a Liberian man, Patrick S...

Environment

Kontakt

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Peter Wong

ecopop.ch - ECOPOP (ECOlogie et POPulation) ist eine politisch unabhängige Umweltorganisation. Unser Anliegen ist es die natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen und die Lebensqualität in der Schweiz und weltweit für komm...

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ALONG THE MEKONG RIVER | FROM HOUEI SAY TO LUANG PRABANG - City Sea Country

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City Sea Country

cityseacountry.com - Travelling to Laos is a little adventure. From Chiang Rai in the Northern part of Thailand to Chiang Khong is a 2 hour bus ride. Being there I had to drag my luggage (suitcase and a hadbag stuffed ...

World

UK steps up aid to help Sierra Leone fight Ebola

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عادل سلمان

sqqr.us - Justine Greening, the international development secretary, is joining British troops heading to Sierra Leone to help with the fight against Ebola. The cabinet minister is due to fly out on Tuesday ...

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PHOTO: Sunset on Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

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holeinthedonut.com -  Category: Daily Photo      Tags: cultural travel, culture, Laos, Luang Prabang, Mekong River, photography, Travel Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * You may use...

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International - World Education, Inc.

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World Education

worlded.org - From 1964 to 1973 Laos suffered from some of the heaviest aerial bombing in world history, the equivalent of one planeload of bombs dropped every eight minutes around the clock for nine years. Many...

Sports

Remove offensive state in Glendale, CA public park

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AngryPakku

petitions.whitehouse.gov - Please remove the statue in a public park in Glendale, California. It is a statue of a Comfort Women masquerading as a peace statue while in essence after reading the inscription it is promoting ha...

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Clean Water for Lao Kids on StartSomeGood, a crowdfunding platform for non-profits, social entrepreneurs and changemakers

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Abundant Water

startsomegood.com - Children in remote Lao villages drink contaminated water which: - Makes them ill with diarrhoea, skin diseases, eye infections - Disrupts their education because they miss school through being sick...

World

Swedish armed forces widen hunt for suspected submarine

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عادل سلمان

sqqr.us - Swedish armed forces widened the hunt for a suspected submarine on Monday, with helicopters, naval vessels and some 200 military personnel combing the Stockholm archipelago for “foreign underwater ...

World

Ukraine Fighting Batters Truce Before Gas Talks Begin

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عادل سلمان

sqqr.us - Fighting shook the east of Ukraine a day before its government begins three-way talks with Russian and European Union officials in Brussels to negotiate the resumption of natural-gas deliveries whi...

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Fried Buffalo Skin And Other Delicacies - City Sea Country

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City Sea Country

cityseacountry.com - The best way to explore exotic food and products is by going to local markets. The colors, products and odors can be overwhelming in good and bad ways but you should not miss it. The best time is e...

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Que faire au Laos et visiter : Mes 10 incontournables

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Découverte Monde

decouvertemonde.com - Que faire au Laos, au pays du million d’éléphants? Je vous présente ici ma liste d’incontournables de choses que j’ai visité et fait et surtout que j’ai apprécié lors de mes deux séjours dans ce pe...

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Thailand will serve as funding hub

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Rajprasong_News

bangkokpost.com - The government plans to make the Thai capital market a Southeast Asian funding hub after the Laotian government became the first regional foreign country to raise capital in Thailand.  The Finance ...

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In viaggio verso Vang Vieng - Be Earth

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Be Earth

b-earth.it - Se siete alla ricerca di paesaggi naturali unici al mondo, dove si respira l’atmosfera più pura del sud-est asiatico, Vang Vieng è il luogo giusto per voi. Vang Vieng è una tappa obbligata di ogni ...

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