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Southeast Asia leaders back sanctions against North Korea

Leaders, from left to right; Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Cambodia's Prime Minster Hun Sen, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chanocha, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsie

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Dubuque acquarium successfully breeds endangered amphibians

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque is making room for some new endangered amphibians. The Museum and Aquarium announced Thursday it successfully bred its Laos Warty Newts for the third time since 2011. The colorful newts aren't on display, but e


Ceremonies planned in memory of soldier

A memorial service will be held later this month at the St. Francois County Courthouse in honor of the 47th anniversary of a local serviceman's helicopter being shot down during the Vietnam War. Warrant Officer Reginald David Cleve of Farmington and his crew of three were shot down in the Xepon Dist


In Vietnam, Turning a Camera on the War

No foreign photographer spent more time in Vietnam than Horst Faas, who oversaw photographers in Saigon for The Associated Press, who was based there from 1962 until late 1970 and then regularly returned until the withdrawal of American forces in 1973. Despite being heavily wounded just before the T


Air Force honors 12 airmen who died defending top-secret outpost in Laos during Vietnam War

Video highlighting the LIMA Site 85 mission and impact after 50 years. Credit: DVIDS A monument was unveiled at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of 12 airmen who died defending Lima Site 85, a classified outpost in Laos that was overrun by North Vietnamese fighte


Assignment: Education - Hmong Education Project

LA CROSSE, Wis. - A project designed to teach kids about the Hmong culture has been expanded to include the entire community. For the past 10 years, the Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency has teamed up with the La Crosse School District to present the Hmong Education Project for all fourth graders


The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit marks a step toward a deeper relationship

This weekend, ASEAN leaders will be in Sydney to attend the first ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Proposed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the first ASEAN-Australia Biennial Summit in Laos in 2016, the event will include a leaders' summit and retreat, a business summit, and a counter-terrorism


Urgent! Superb Deals Ending Today Including South Of France & Safari

There are some superb deals in our Luxury Travel Diary Travel Auctions ending today, including 5 nights in the South of France for less than 340/$450 (worth over 1000/$1,495) and a luxury safari in South Africa for less than half price. For those that don't know, our travel auctions are unique one-o


Alabama's Maxwell Air Force base will honor Vietnam war hero

A ceremony will be held Monday honoring Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger of Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Etchberger died during fighting in Laos on March 11, 1968. He is the only person of his rank to win the nation's highest military honor. A statue and memorial bench are being unve


Amantaka Takes You to an Enchanted World

Sometimes, it's good to take a break from it all and head to another part of the world. Our new suggestion is Amantaka, a haven of tranquil relaxation, found on the blissful Mekong valley in northern Laos. Have you ever planned to visit this unique part of the world? You will, after reading this pos


North Korean defector describes life at home through cartoons

Seoul, South Korea - Around 31,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953. Almost 71 percent of those defectors are female, most in their 20s and 30s. Only a few take the most dangerous route through the Korean Demilitarized Zone that a North Korean soldie


Tourism developments intimidate Laos French traditions

It is known as the jewel of French colonial architecture. You can relish some of the delicious croissants and baguettes east of Paris here. Even the children still study and pick up the language of their past rulers. Luang Prabang, situated into a river valley in the heart of Laos, remains as one of


Laos plans to attract 5 million tourists during this year's Visit Laos Year

Published on : Saturday, March 10, 2018 Laos plans to attract 5 million tourists during Visit Laos Year 2018. It also aims to take part in major tourism exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the ASEAN countries. At a tourism sector meeting in Lao capital Vientiane recently, a report said that Laos aims to


The Many Faces of Larb

Is it larb, laab, laap or larp? That depends on where in the world you are. In the U.S., it's often just called lettuce wraps. This particular version - from Samsara, the new Southeast Asian restaurant in Traverse City - has its origins in Laos, where it is the unofficial national dish. There, accor


Grace Farms officials in Congo to fight illegal trafficking

New Canaan: Representatives of Grace Farms Foundation traveled to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in February to conduct training of law enforcement officials, to fight global crime. The training of police, customs, prosecutions and wildlife departments was an extension of the Foundation's Justice I


In remote Laos, a warm welcome for a visiting American

Laos is a beautiful, rural landlocked country in Southeast Asia, roughly the size of Utah and bordered by Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and China. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit for the first time. My friend had been teaching English for two years in Savannakhet, a city in western L


Meet Top Athletes During SCF Film Screening of "Blood Road"

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host nationally known athletes at a screening of "Blood Road," a documentary that follows the journey of ultraendurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infam


5.0 | A Month of Firsts in Chiang Mai

After a rough January, February was heavenly in comparison. Unlike the usual chilly, snowy and dark Februaries of Canadian winters, wintertime in Chiang Mai mostly comprised of sunshine, long hours of daylight, and an average of 26C. This month was also a month of firsts. From climbing up a waterfal


Blonde Robot to Distribute Sonnet Product Family Throughout Southeast Asia

IRVINE, Calif. - March 8, 2018 - Sonnet Technologies today announced a new partnership with Blonde Robot, a leading distributor of professional video equipment and solutions serving customers in Southeast Asia. The new agreement makes Blonde Robot the exclusive distributor of the full Sonnet Technol


How to get to Bali, Indonesia from Manila

Bali, the "Island of the Gods" is famous for a lot of things including its swathes of unspoiled beaches, exotic temples, endless food choices, and Balinese culture which is steeped on otherworldly tradition focusing mainly on art and religion.How to get to Bali, Indonesia from Manila Getting around