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Repatriated N Korean refugees `presented` before media

North Korea has held a press conference with nine people it says are the young refugees controversially repatriated from Laos last year, state media confirmed, in a further bid to refute claims they had been imprisoned and executed.

Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in `Golden Triangle`

Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

Laos deputy PM along with 17 other killed in plane crash

Laos Deputy Prime Minister Douangchay Phichit, who was also the defence minister, has been confirmed killed along with 17 other senior officials Saturday when an aircraft carrying them crashed, an official said.

Wife of missing Laos activist appeals for help in US

The wife of a missing Laotian activist appealed Tuesday for US assistance in finding him, warning his case has had a chilling effect on civil society in the communist nation.

44 bodies recovered from Laos air crash site

Two more bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Lao Airlines flight QV301, Somkiet Vorralath, deputy director of Champassak Provincial Health, told Xinhua Wednesday.

Laos Airlines plane crash caused by Typhoon Nari, wind shear

The Laos Airlines plane crash that killed all 49 passengers on board was reportedly caused by the wind shear resulting from “remnants of Typhoon Nari”, a Lao Airlines official said.

Search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash

Rescuers searched for bodies today after a Lao Airlines plane carrying dozens of people, about half of them foreigners, crashed in the Mekong River with everybody on board believed dead.

Plane crashes in Laos, 49 feared dead

A Laos Airlines flight crashed on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation, apparently killing all 49 people aboard, including passengers from 11 countries, the Lao government said.

Larvae-eating guppy fish can help combat spread of dengue

A new trial study has suggested that larvae eating guppy fish can help fight the spread of a mosquito-borne illness- dengue.

Over 2500 drug peddlers held in int’l crackdown: China

Over 2500 drug peddlers have been arrested and about 9.78 tonnes of drugs seized in a joint operation by police from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

Myanmar to host international snooker tournament

Myanmar will host an international billiard and snooker tournament in Nay Pyi Taw in August. Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and the Philippines are expected to take part in the tournament, reports Xinhua.

China executes Myanmar drug lord for killing 13 sailors

China executed a Myanmarese drug lord, along with three other accomplices from Thailand and Laos, for murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in 2011.

Thailand, Laos PM offer prayers at Bodh Gaya

Prime ministers of Thailand and Laos offered prayers at the Buddhist pilgrim town of Bodh Gaya on Thursday.

Hillary Clinton makes historic visit to Laos

Hillary Rodham Clinton has become the first US secretary of state to visit Laos in more than 50 years.

Army chief on three-day visit to Laos

Looking to strengthen military
ties, Army chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday embarked on a three-day
visit to Laos.

20 endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos

One of the world`s rarest crocodile species has moved a little bit further from extinction with the hatching of 20 wild eggs plucked from a nest found in southern Laos.

Laos vote for communist assembly

Laotians cast ballots to elect a communist-controlled legislature.

Prez Patil back from Laos, Cambodia aimed to boost Look East Policy

President Pratibha Patil on Saturday completed her two-nation state visit to Laos and Cambodia in a bid to deepen economic and cultural ties with the two key ASEAN countries as part of an effort to boost India`s Look East Policy.

Patil honoured with traditional Baci ceremony in Laos

Indian President Pratibha Patil has visited Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos, where she was honoured on Sunday with a traditional Baci ceremony.

President Patil to visit Laos, Cambodia

President Pratibha Patil will pay
a ten-day state visit to Laos and Cambodia from September 9 to
strengthen and consolidate mutual relations and enhance
economic engagement with the two countries.