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Child’s tooth in Laos could offer clues to ancient human relative

Researchers believe the discovery proves that Denisovans -- a now-extinct branch of humanity -- lived in the warm tropics of southeast Asia

Water release from Vietnamese dam floods villages in southern Laos

Sources downstream in Laos’ Sekong and Attapeu provinces told RFA that whole buildings were washed away by the rising waters after the release

Officials tell Lao Christians to remove videos of attack by authorities,...

Christians in Laos have faced a string of similar assaults and legal moves against them

Families in Laos’ capital say sand-dredging destroying their village

Sand dredging is a problem in other riparian communities along the Mekong, including Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam

Christians attacked, driven from their home in southern Laos

The attack was the latest in a string of similar assaults and legal moves against Christians in the one-party communist state

Hunger remains a major problem in Laos, despite economic gains

Laos ranked 87th out of 117 countries on the 2019 Global Hunger Index

Debt-trapped Lao ‘chat girls’ forced to sell sex in China-run economic...

Many women in the debt trap have attempted to reach out to Lao authorities for help

Lao Christians formerly evicted from their villages still wait for new...

Christians in rural areas of Laos remain subject to discrimination at the hands of local authorities despite protection under national law

Laotians oppose plan to build Chinese-style Buddha statue in SEZ

A Chinese company plans to build the Buddha in the Special Economic Zone in Vientiane to attract domestic and foreign tourists

NGOs urge Thailand not to buy electricity from Luang Prabang dam

The dam project will displace 581 families or 2,285 people and will affect 20 other villages in the northern Lao provinces of Luang Prabang

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