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Worries in Laos and Thailand as upstream dams drain Mekong River

Low water levels and a lack of sediment have affected the ecosystem and people’s livelihoods.

North Korea

North Korea holds ‘emergency’ lectures nationwide, but citizens left wondering why

Attendees thought a major announcement was in the works. Instead, they listened to another talk on patriotism.


Five women from Uyghur family sentenced to long prison terms in China’s Xinjiang

A record of the verdict says the women were imprisoned for ‘illegal’ religious activities.


Cambodia’s Hun Sen hits back at Malaysian FM for criticizing Myanmar strategy

Cambodian PM should have consulted other ASEAN states before meeting the junta leader, Saifuddin Abdullah had said.


Five Lao men arrested for stealing cable from Lao-China railway

Police attribute string of thefts to former rail workers who have become addicted to drugs.

Journalist trades pen for arms to fight Myanmar junta

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