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Drones, big money and cheap drugs: the Laos route spewing meth into Thailand
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Drones, big money and cheap drugs: the Laos route spewing meth into Thailand

As dusk falls along the Mekong River, a nightly dance begins between Thai border security and Laos drug gangs now…
Mekong women pressed into marriage in China
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Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from…
China calls draft pact on sea feud a ‘breakthrough’ in talks
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China calls draft pact on sea feud a ‘breakthrough’ in talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s top diplomat said Thursday that an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed…
Nineteen dead, more than 3,000 in need of rescue, after Laos dam collapse: media
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Nineteen dead, more than 3,000 in need of rescue, after Laos dam collapse: media

  Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and more than 3,000 need to be rescued after a dam collapsed in…
Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says
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Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says

The illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory…
As Obama heads to Laos, signs of a tilt away from China
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As Obama heads to Laos, signs of a tilt away from China

The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple…
Northern Laos: The confluence of indolence and warfare
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Northern Laos: The confluence of indolence and warfare

The clock on the wall of Luang Prabang’s northern bus terminal read 10:00 a.m.
3 countries, 3 weeks: Laos
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3 countries, 3 weeks: Laos

Vacation: Leisure time devoted to rest and pleasure.It was clear from the start that “rest” was not going to be…
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