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Latvia supermarket roof collapse kills at least 54

Riga - A roof at a supermarket in Latvia collapsed Thursday and latest reports are that at least 54 people are dead. The cause of the collapse is being linked to work installing a roof-garden.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Film director arrested for violating Greek flag with German boot

Renowned Greek film director Dimitris Collatos (Δημήτρης Κολλάτος) was arrested by police on Wednesday for hoisting a Greek flag depicting a German army boot descending on Greece in a lake of blood, from his balcony.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 5 comments

Op-Ed: John Kerry, from protester to protested

Washington - When a protester interrupted Secretary of State nominee John Kerry during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, Kerry responded by alluding to his testimony before the very same body more than 40 years ago.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Hillary Clinton confronts legacy of US atrocities in Laos

Vientiane - Hillary Clinton made a historic visit to Laos on Wednesday, becoming the first US Secretary of State to travel to the Southeast Asian country since John Foster Dulles in 1955.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

US sending State Secretary Clinton to Myanmar for needed reforms

US President Barack Obama is sending State Secretary Hillary Clinton to Myanmar (formerly Burma) to pursue what he calls "flickers of progress" in the country that endured five decades of global isolation and military oppression
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Large community of critically endangered gibbons found in Vietnam

Hanoi - A large population of 455 individuals of the rare Northern white-cheeked gibbons have been discovered in the forests of Vietnam, near the border with Laos. This community amounts to about two-thirds of the members of the species existing in Vietnam.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Man murders wife for 'lucky fetus'

A Laotian man confessed to axing his pregnant wife to death because he wanted to use the fetus to make a lucky charm to help him win the lottery.
In the Media by Tar De Moutonnoir - 4 comments

Urgent action needed immediately to save Gibbons say experts

Kyoto - Crested Gibbons are the world's least known-about apes, and they are also the world's most endangered apes. Renowned Gibbon expert Thomas Geissmann has called for 'urgent action' to save the seven species of Crested Gibbon.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

Southeast Asian Leaders Invite President Obama for Asean Summit

US president Barack Obama has been invited by the heads of states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to attend its Summit in Vietnam to address economic recovery and coping with climate change in the region before the end of the year.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Drought in Southeast Asia impacting millions, costing billions

A drought affecting Southeast Asia for the past six months shows no signs of letting up any time soon. Affected countries include China, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Lao PDR.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

Hmong Refugees Repatriated By Thailand Arrive in Laos

The more than 4,000 Hmong people forcibly deported by Thailand have arrived in Laos, despite protests from rights groups and the UN. Among the 4,000 is a group of 158 Hmong who are officially recognised as refugees by the UN.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Army of Thailand begin Hmong refugee deportations to Laos

In an operation to shutdown a camp that houses 4,000 ethnic Hmong refugees, the Thailand army will begin to deport them back to Laos, which could lead to their prosecution.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

Asian antelope could be nearing its extinction

Discovered in 1992 at the hostile areas of Laos and Vietnam, the Saola antelope is at the narrow edge of extinction, according to experts.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 1 comment

Officer Convicted of My Lai Massacre Offers Public Apology

The U.S. army officer convicted on 22 counts of murder after he took part in the 1968 massacre of civilians in the village of My Lai in Vietnam, has spoken of the matter for the first time in public and told of his remorse at what happened.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 3 comments

Pregnant Samantha Orobator heading home to UK from Laos prison

Samantha Orobator, the British woman sentenced to life in prison in Laos for trafficking heroin, is going home. Laos authorities are allowing her to be transferred to a British prison to serve her sentence.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Follow-up: Samantha Orobator Sentenced To Life In Laos

Samantha Orobator, the Briton who got pregnant while in a Laos prison avoided the death penalty on Wednesday when the court sentenced her to life in prison for heroin trafficking.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

British Samantha Orobator Goes On Trial In Laos Facing Death

Life hangs in the balance for Samantha Orobator, 20, a young British woman allegedly caught with drugs in Laos. She has been in custody since last August without legal representation. She is also five months pregnant.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Pregnant Woman may Face Firing Squard

The British Foreign ministry is scrambling to send lawyers to a pregnant Briton after learning she may face a firing squad if found guilty in a Laotian court.
In the Media by Mark M Drewe - 1 comment

Killer stabs woman multiple times cuts baby from her womb

A pregnant woman was killed and her nearly full-term baby was cut from the womb. The baby is listed in serious condition.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 6 comments
 

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