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Queen Mathilde of Belgium visits a Laos temple

Queen with vibrant frock Date : February 24, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Queen Mathilde of Belgium opted for a sensible pair of putty-coloured trainers as she climbed the steep steps from the ancient Vat Phou temple, near the southern city of Pakse, in Laos.> BNN Careful to keep herself protected from the sun, Mathilde, 44, also wore a straw trilby hat, complete with a brown leather band.  She finished the look with a statement pair of yellow earrings, drawing out the colours of her vibrant frock reports daily mail   Queen ...Full Story

POLITICS

Cambodia Rejects NGO Call for Independent Investigation into Kem Ley Killing

Date : August 4, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Kem Ley was shot dead on July 10 The execution-style killing of popular government critic Kem Ley last month requires an independent investigation to overcome widespread suspicions in Cambodia and abroad that another political killing in the country will go unpunished, ...Full Story

BUSINESS

ADB projects strong economic growth for Laos

Date : April 10, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network/ANN Lao economy is expected to grow by about 7.7 per cent in 2013 The Lao economy is expected to grow by about 7.7 per cent in 2013 as resource based industries, manufacturing and services continue to generate solid growth, according to a key Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The bank yesterday ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Scores killed as Laos Airlines plane crashes into Mekong river

Date : October 17, 2013 Reporter : BigNewsNetwork A passenger plane crashed landed into the Mekong river VIENTIANE, Laos - A passenger plane crashed landed into the Mekong river during a stormy weather in southern Laos Wednesday, killing all people onboard, witnesses said. According to the national news agency, KPL, of Laos, the crash ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Queen Mathilde of Belgium visits a Laos temple

Date : February 24, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Queen with vibrant frock Queen Mathilde of Belgium opted for a sensible pair of putty-coloured trainers as she climbed the steep steps from the ancient Vat Phou temple, near the southern city of Pakse, in Laos.> BNN Careful to keep herself protected from ...Full Story

HISTORY

Laos and China to Build Bridge to Thailand as Part of Railway Project

Date : July 20, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Linking the Southeast Asian nation Laos and China will jointly build a bridge linking the Southeast Asian nation with northeastern Thailand as part of a U.S. $7.2 billion high-speed railway project that has been delayed by numerous setbacks for more than four years, a ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Laos Accused of Paying Lip Service to UN Human Rights Conventions

Date : January 8, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet UNHRC has to investigate Authorities in Laos are paying lip service to U.N. human rights conventions the government has signed up to, civil society groups charged ahead of the next U.N. review of the country's rights record. They called on the United ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

A Lao Village Hit With Brick Kiln Pollution Seeks a Solution

Date : December 2, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Industrial environmental offenders in South Asia Pollution from a brick kiln operating near the Lao capital of Vientiane is bedeviling residents of the Nonsa-ath village as it is still belching toxic smoke into the area despite a government order to stop.> BNN "The factory ...Full Story

EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY

Laos halts work on Don Sahong dam

Date : August 28, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Mekong River following environmental and other concerns Laos has suspended construction of its controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam on the Mekong River following environmental and other concerns expressed by neighboring nations, according to the country's new envoy to Cambodia, but ...Full Story

TRAVEL

European Council lauds Laos as world´S best tourism destination for 2013

Date : May 7, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network Delegation from the European Council on Tourism A delegation from the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) has arrived in Vientiane, where they will present Laos with the council's award for ‘World's Best Tourist Destination for 2013.' The delegation, ...Full Story

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