Category Archives: General Interest

Southeast Asia Will See Upsurge In Terrorism Violence This Year, UN Reps Warn

Southeast Asia Will See Upsurge In Terrorism Violence This Year, UN Reps Warn

Without effective collaboration among ASEAN partners, terrorism in Southeast Asia will continue to thrive this year as foreign fighters now in the Middle East return to home soil to continue their campaign.
The warning by two United Nations representatives came following observations of the rise of terrorism activity in the region last year, in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and ….. Continue reading

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You know you’re raising kids overseas when…

You know you're raising kids overseas when...

‘I wrote the list a couple years back and have gotten enough chuckles from other expats that at least some of them seem to reflect life for many of us over here!

You know you’re raising kids overseas when…
1. When you say, “We’re going home,” your kids ask, “Which one?”
2. It’s 27 C outside but your kids want a jacket.
3. Hundreds of total strangers have …… Continue reading

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Two Children Dead, Three Missing After Bridge Collapses

Two children dead, three missing after bridge collapses

Two children have died, 52 people have been rescued and three children are missing after they fell into a river in Luang Prabang province on Friday morning when the slatted wooden bridge they were walking on tipped sideways.
Fifty-seven schoolchildren, a teacher, and a motorcyclist fell off the bridge into the Xeng River at around 7am in Vangbay village, after one of the main …. Continue reading

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Lao People Want US To Increase UXO Clearance

Lao People Want US To Increase UXO Clearance

Lao netizens have welcomed US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the country and expressed hope that the US will increase its assistance to help Laos clearing unexploded ordnance (UXO), which remains contaminated in provinces across the country.
The netizens have expressed their views on the ….. Continue reading

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Tallest Lao Man Shot To Fame After Clinic Visit

Tallest Lao man shot to fame after clinic visit

Phoudoi Xayachak was shot to fame after his photo was posted on social media. He is now thought to be the tallest man in Laos.
Phoudoi, whose name means mountain, was born into a farming family in 1990 in Namsay-theung village, Pathoumphone district, Champassak province. He was measured at 2.25 metres in June this year.
It is believed that he holds the record for the ….. Continue reading

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Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Makes First Official Trip, To Laos

Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Makes First Official Trip, To Laos

Myanmar and Laotian state media reported that Suu Kyi accompanied Myanmar President Htin Kyaw on the visit, which came at the invitation of the president of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachit.
Htin Kyaw was the first head of state to be hosted by Bounnhang, who officially assumed his post just three weeks ago.
The purpose of the visit was to strengthen relations and cooperation between ….. Continue reading

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