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367 new species discovered in Mekong river in two years: WWF

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:05

A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.

In new role, Kerry back in Vietnam`s Mekong Delta

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 13:15

John Kerry returned on Sunday to the winding waterways of Vietnam`s Mekong Delta region where he once patrolled on a naval gunboat in the search for communist insurgents.

Laos plane crash: Six more bodies recovered from Mekong river

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 21:06

Rescuers pulled out six more bodies of Laos plane crash victims from Mekong river on Sunday, which has taken the number of bodies recovered to 38.

Death toll rises to 152 in Cambodia floods

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 11:36

At least 152 died in flash floods of the Mekong river in Cambodia and 418,770 families have been affected, officials said.

Search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:13

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 18:50

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.

Floods kill 104, affect 1.5 mn people in Cambodia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 19:04

Floods from Mekong river and heavy rainfall have killed at least 104 people and affected about 1.5 million people in Cambodia in the last three weeks, a senior disaster control official said Wednesday.

China executes Myanmar drug lord for killing 13 sailors

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 14:40

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.

New species found in Mekong, but survival uncertain: WWF

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 15:47

Wildlife is struggling to survive in the Greater Mekong region despite 126 new species being discovered, researchers say.

Vietnam War’s `Napalm girl` picture turns 40

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 13:18

It has been 40 years since the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph was taken during the Vietnam War on June 08, 1972.

Attacks continue on Chinese vessels in Mekong

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 19:16

A Chinese vessel was attacked by unidentified gunmen on the Mekong river in Laos.

New species of lizard found in Vietnam!

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 17:54

Scientists claim to have spotted a new species of lizard in Vietnam -- but on a restaurant menu.