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8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Human capital to address threats of pandemic disease

In 1918, as World War I drew to a close, an epidemic of Spanish flu took the lives of between 50 and 100 million people around the world.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Southeast Asia, World News, Bird Flu, Cholera, Infectious Diseases

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Switched

A Tale Of Kindergarten Hardship, In One Little Boy's Before-And-After Photos

The morning of day one is filled with so much promise for a youngster about to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News

Malaysian National News Agency

CIMB Group Marks First Presence in Lao PDR

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 -- CIMB Group today officially marked its presence in Lao PDR with the opening of the CIMB Thai - Vientiane branch in a ceremony presided over by H.E. Sonexay Sithphaxay, Deputy Governor of Bank of The Lao People's Democratic Republic and Dato' Shaarani Bin Ibrahim, CIMB Thai's Independent Director.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Southeast Asia

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

RHB Group Launches New Branch In Lao PDR

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 -- RHB Bank Lao Ltd, a member of the RHB Banking Group, has expanded its coverage with the opening of a branch today in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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WorthyNews

Laos: Christians Accused of Murder Found Not Guilty, But

Five Christians in Laos who were exonerated after falsely being accused of murder still remain in custody, according to BarnabasAid.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Christians, Southeast Asia, World News

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam rubber giant to hear complaints from displaced communities

The state-owned Vietnam Rubber Group has promised to improve communication with communities affected by its plantations in Cambodia and Laos following requests from Global Witness, a British NGO that investigates the financial dimensions of corruption and resource extraction.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Nation

Gearing up for the AEC

With the Asean Economic Community becoming operational at the end of next year, it is important to know the basics about each of the region's 10 members.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

BioMed Central

Hepatitis B virus in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: a...

Despite hepatitis B vaccination at birth and at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age, hepatitis B virus infection continues to be endemic in the Lao People's Democratic Republic .

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine, Southeast Asia, World News

WaterWorld

Xylem awarded contract for Southeast Asia run-of-river hydropower dam

A contract worth $19.6 million has been awarded to Xylem Inc. , a global water technology company helping to solve the most challenging water issues, to provide custom-made Flygt pumps for the Xayaburi run-of-river hydropower dam in the country of Laos in Southeast Asia.

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The Nation

Laos-China rail link prospects increase

The Laotian and Chinese governments are negotiating the form of future cooperation to realise the US$7-billion Boten-Vientiane rail link, with Laos seeking finance from China to fund the massive undertaking.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Thailand,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

ADB Supports Public-Private Hydropower Project in Lao PDR

On and four Thai banks. The Lao PDR has a hydropower potential of 20,000 megawatts from its river networks, and is strategically located to become the "battery" of the Greater Mekong Subregion.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Business Wire

Xylem wins fish pass pump contract for Laosa run-of-river hydropower dam

The dam is located on the Mekong River in the town of Xayaburi, 80 kilometers south of Luang Prabang in Laos.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Laos: Return Sombath Somphone

Sombath Somphone left his office in his car on 15 December 2012. Police stopped him at a checkpoint on Thadeua Road, in Vientiane's Sisattanak district.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Advocate-News

Mendocino College: New dean overcame obstacles before landing position

Kouanchao started with Mendocino College July 1 as the new dean of student services, and believes some of her life experiences will help connect her with students in this new role.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, University of Minnesota, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, San Jacinto, CA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Daily Kos

Udomxai-The Heart of Northern Laos

Pak Beng, the town I'd slept in, remained a river town for the time being. Only one road led up and out of town, connecting the transportation route of the river to the greater world of the roads and highways, trucks and cars.

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Related Topix: Travel, Southeast Asia, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Luang Prabang, Laos Travel, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Ukiah Daily Journal

Mendocino College: New dean overcame obstacles before landing position

Kouanchao started with Mendocino College July 1 as the new dean of student services, and believes some of her life experiences will help connect her with students in this new role.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, University of Minnesota, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy

Limited , has donated a 3 kilowatt off-grid solar power system to a school in , which is four hours from the city of Luang Prabang by boat, the school serves over 100 primary and secondary students from seven nearby villages.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Southeast Asia, World News, Solar Energy

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Examiner.com

How's that democracy working out for you?

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Algeria, Africa, Southeast Asia, East Timor, Ethiopia

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Cambodia economy bucks regional trend

Driven by garment and improved agricultural export markets, Cambodia has bucked the wider trend of slowing Southeast Asian economies, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific .

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The Nation

Thailand Post to collaborate in 'Asean one-price' courier service

Anusara Chittmittrapap, right, president of Thailand Post Co, and a mailman stand in front of a Thai AirAsia Airbus aircraft featuring the word EMS service.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News

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