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Construction of China-Laos railway's Vientiane station starts
N.C.N. Limited on MSN.com - 7/4/2020 4:00:49 AM
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Vientiane station of the China-Laos Railway is held in the northern outskirts of Vientiane, Laos, July 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Kaikeo Saiyasane) The Vientiane station was designed under the concept of "City of Sandalwood (original meaning of the word Vientiane),

Laos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours' green concerns
Reuters on MSN.com - 7/1/2020 11:33:56 AM
Laos is pushing ahead with a hydropower project on the Mekong River, despite reservations aired by neighbouring countries over its potential to harm fisheries and farming downstream, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Wednesday.

Dengue cases in Laos reach 3,089
The Star - 7/14/2020 9:33:00 AM
Dengue cases in Laos have reached 3,089 with eight deaths since January, according to Lao Ministry of Health report.

Consumption of products derived from vulnerable wildlife species pervasive in Laos
Phys.org - 7/1/2020 7:11:00 PM
A new study of wildlife consumption in northern Laos by San Diego Zoo Global researchers found widespread use of products made from sun bears, Asiatic bears and serows—goat-like mammals found throughout Asia—among other vulnerable species.

Laos: Dengue cases rising fast; more than 20,000 tested for Covid-19
The Star - 7/13/2020 7:07:00 PM
VIENTIANE, July 13 (Xinhua): The Laos Ministry of Health on Monday reported 254 new confirmed cases of dengue fever, with most of the cases occurring in Laos capital Vientiane. A total of 2,990 people has been diagnosed with dengue fever and eight deaths ...

S..F Vietnam War vet Lee Thorn, peace activist who aided Laos, dead at 77
San Francisco Chronicle on MSN.com - 6/30/2020 2:32:54 AM
Lee Thorn spent his life working for peace and reconciliation after helping bomb Laos with the Navy in the Vietnam War, and he died of cancer on June 25.

Checkpoints being built on borders with Laos and Thailand
The Phnom Penh Post - 7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
Cambodia is constructing 16 border checkpoints along the Cambodia-Thailand-Lao PDR border areas in Preah Vihear, Pursat and Oddar Meanchey provinces to maintain order and security, said the Ministry of Interior. Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak told The ...

Impacts of the continuous maize cultivation on soil properties in Sainyabuli province, Laos
Nature - 7/8/2020 9:19:00 AM
In our previous report, we quantified the decrease in maize yield under continuous cultivation in farmers’ fields in Laos. In this report, we focused on soil nutritional conditions under continuous cultivation in the farmers’ fields. For the purpose ...

Bears About the House: Meet endangered sun bear Mary who was rescued from a tiny cage in Laos and nursed back to health
i - 7/8/2020 6:08:00 AM
Mary’s journey, from increasingly unruly house guest to a spot in the state-of-the-art sanctuary, is the subject of a BBC documentary

Lynn man charged with sexually exploiting children in Laos
The Boston Globe - 7/8/2020 10:32:00 PM
Federal authorities allege 52-year-old Michael Sebastian sexually abused teenage boys while he was a teacher in Laos, the US Attorney's office for Massachusetts said Wednesday.