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Laos: Landlocked country in Southeast Asia
Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a socialist state and the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia. At the heart of the Indochinese Peninsula, Laos is bordered by Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southeast and Thailand to the west and southwest.


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Starbucks targets new market, in coffee exporting Laos

starbucks targets new market, in coffee exporting laos
BANGKOK--Starbucks said Monday it plans to open an outlet in Laos as it expands its network of more than 10,000 stores in Asian countries. The company said it plans to open the shop in the Laotian..
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Fighting drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

fighting drug trafficking in the golden triangle: a un resident coordinator blog
Law and Crime Prevention Drug trafficking has long been a problem in the Golden Triangle, the region where Thailand’s Chiang Rai province meets Myanmar and Laos. In this blog, Gita Sabharwal, UN..
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Dengue fever cases in Laos rise to 3,422

dengue fever cases in laos rise to 3,422
VIENTIANE, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Dengue cases in Laos have reached 3,422 with eight deaths since January, according to a report from the...
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From Pagodas in Myanmar to Shiva temple in Lao, how India is helping countries restore cultural heritage

Playing an important role in the restoration of cultural heritage in several countries across the region from Sri Lanka to Myanmar to Vietnam to Bhutan, India is playing an important role in heritage..
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Health officials praise Laos after coronavirus-free declaration

International health organizations on Thursday praised Laos' early response and countrywide networks for containing the novel coronavirus after the Southeast Asian nation declared itself free of the..
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Covid-19: PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with leaders of Tanzania and Lao PDR

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No discussion on RCEP during India-Australia virtual summit: MEA

The RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,..
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Mass testing key to fight corona, India no where in game: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said mass testing for coronavirus infection is key to fighting its spread but the country is currently "nowhere in the game". Stating that the country has quite..
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Laos records first two coronavirus cases: Thai media

Laos has recorded its first two coronavirus cases, a news report on Thai state-owned media MCOT said on Tuesday, citing the Laos Health Ministry.
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Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Donate Medical Supplies to 10 More Asian Nations

jack ma foundation and alibaba foundation donate medical supplies to 10 more asian nations
HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2020-- The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation today announced plans to donate much-needed medical supplies to 10 more countries in Asia to help the..
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Militias fuelling Australia's ice addiction buying parts of south-east Asia: UN

The UN's Office on Drugs and Crime has tracked a surge in synthetic drug trafficking from the Golden Triangle borderlands of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.
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Thai villagers turn to court in protest over Mekong dam in Laos

Villagers along the Mekong River have asked a court in Bangkok on Friday to slow down Thai purchases of electricity from a hydropower dam in Laos, which they say has harmed their livelihoods since it..
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Strong earthquake strikes near Thai-Laos border

strong earthquake strikes near thai-laos border
A strong earthquake struck near the border of Thailand and Laos on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. ......
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Bangkok: PM Modi to attend RCEP Summit today

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement among 10 ASEAN countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam and their six FTA..
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New Mekong dam in Laos opens to protests, dried-out downstream

The first hydropower dam on the lower Mekong River began commercial operations in Laos on Tuesday amid protests from villagers in Thailand who say the Xayaburi Dam and several others in the works will..
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Dangerous dams: Laos and the curse of hydroelectric gold

Laos rarely makes headlines. But on July 23, 2018, the small Southeast Asian country made front pages around the world when a hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River collapsed, engulfing several villages..
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Lao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand: right groups

A political activist from Laos who fled to Thailand has gone missing after seeking refugee status with the United Nations, the latest in a series of disappearances of refugees and asylum-seekers in the..
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At least 13 Chinese tourists killed in bus accident in Laos

At least 13 people have been killed and 31 injured after a bus carrying Chinese tourists slid off a road in Laos, the Chinese Embassy in Vientiane, the Laotian capital, said on Tuesday.
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13 Chinese tourists killed in Laos bus crash

13 chinese tourists killed in laos bus crash
Thirteen Chinese tourists were killed when their bus ran off a mountain road in Laos on Monday.The Chinese embassy in Vientiane said there were 44 Chinese on the bus at the time and 31 were injured,..
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At least 13 Chinese tourists killed, dozens injured as bus plunges 30 metres into ravine in Laos; police blames brake failure for accident

At least 13 Chinese tourists were killed and dozens injured when their bus skidded off the road and plunged 30 metres into a ravine in Laos, a police officer said Tuesday.
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Thai Folk Band Seeks Asylum In France After Numerous Activist Disappearances

thai folk band seeks asylum in france after numerous activist disappearances
A Thai folk band who went into hiding last year arrived in Paris this week to apply for asylum after months of fearing for their lives from being placed on a hitlist for their political activism on..
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How an activist Buddhist convinced Thai king law on insulting monarchy was being abused

how an activist buddhist convinced thai king law on insulting monarchy was being abused
Sporting a panama hat, his signature collarless shirt and sarong-like longyi, Sulak Sivaraksa addressed an auditorium at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University this month on the disappearance of fellow..
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220 foreign students apply at IIT Kharagpur for courses

IIT Kharagpur has received close to 220 applications from international students, for various degree programmes this year. The acceptance rate of international students in various masters and doctoral..
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Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
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Chinese police rescue 1,100 Southeast Asian women 'sold as wives'; detain 1,300 suspects for 'abduction and marriage fraud'

Chinese police saved 1,100 women and 17 children in joint operations with police from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand between July and December.
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China bans pig imports from Laos due to African Swine fever

China said on Friday it has banned direct and indirect imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Laos due to the first African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks reported by the country on June..
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Laos confirms first cases of African swine fever - OIE

Laos has reported its first cases of African swine fever (ASF), confirming outbreaks in the southern province of Saravane, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.
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RMB cash transfer in China-Laos economic cooperation zone exceeds 100 mln yuan

rmb cash transfer in china-laos economic cooperation zone exceeds 100 mln yuan
KUNMING, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Cross-border renminbi (RMB) cash transfer has exceed 100 million yuan (14.5 million U.S. dollars) in the Mohan-Boten Economic Cooperation Zone between China...
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