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President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Tengrinews
Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Germany, Romania, Cambodia and Laos

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed a number of new ambassadors of Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Germany, Romania, Cambodia and Laos
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Lao plane carrying defence chief crashes: Thai official

A Lao military plane carrying top officials including the defence minister crashed on Saturday in the north of the communist country, a Thai official said, without giving details of any casualties.

Lao plane carrying defence chief crashes: Thai official
Laos dam plan threatens existence of rare dolphin: WWF
Laos dam plan threatens existence of rare dolphin: WWF

A dam which Laos plans to build across the Mekong River could wipe out critically endangered dolphins in downstream Cambodia.

Laos dam plan threatens existence of rare dolphin: WWF
17 bodies found after Laos air disaster: minister
17 bodies found after Laos air disaster: minister

Laos said Friday at least 17 bodies had been recovered after a plane plummeted into the Mekong River killing all on board in the country's worst known air disaster.

17 bodies found after Laos air disaster: minister
Search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash
Search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash

Rescuers searched for bodies Thursday after a Lao Airlines plane carrying dozens of people, about half of them foreigners, crashed in the Mekong River with everybody on board believed dead.

Search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash
Mekong River. ©REUTERS
New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF

From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said Tuesday in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011.

New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF
Crisis-hit Europe 'still economic power': France
Crisis-hit Europe 'still economic power': France

Top European leaders jetting into Laos for a major summit are on a mission to reassure Asia that their crisis-hit region is "still an economic power".

Crisis-hit Europe 'still economic power': France
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Economic minnow Laos set to join WTO club

After years of preparation, communist Laos is on the verge of joining the World Trade Organisation, a milestone that the small landlocked nation owes to a slew of reforms it must now enforce.

Economic minnow Laos set to join WTO club
Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters
Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters

Asian countries dominate a league table of economies most at risk from earthquakes, floods, storms and other natural hazards, according to research published on Wednesday.

Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters

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