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#Laos

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse Crisis

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

A partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain and sent a wall of water surging through six villages

From TheJournal.ie 'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

From The42 Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics Prodigy This post contains videos

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics

Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.

From TheJournal.ie Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand Copyright

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand

Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your Thursday…

From TheJournal.ie Dozens feared dead as plane crashes in Laos Lao Airlines

Dozens feared dead as plane crashes in Laos

44 passengers and five crew were on board when the plane came down after hitting bad weather.

From TheJournal.ie China and Laos criticised for sending refugees back to North Korea North Korea

China and Laos criticised for sending refugees back to North Korea

The United Nations says China and Laos have disregarded their international duty to care for the orphaned refugees.

From TheJournal.ie Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck Animal Trafficking

Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck

He will now face charges of trafficking endangered species.

From TheJournal.ie Body of young Irishman found after tragic river crossing Laos

Body of young Irishman found after tragic river crossing

Gary Price was on his way home from Australia via Laos when the tragedy occurred.

From TheJournal.ie Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos Endangered This post contains images

Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos

Experts say there could be as few as 300 of the crocodiles left in the wild. These baby crocs will be released when they’re about 18 months old.