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Travel

The many attractions of Udon Thani

Hundreds of people from Vientiane visit Udon Thani province of Thailand every day, and a majority of them travel there to shop or to seek medical treatment.
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Business

Meely Decor Sole Ltd wins Best Exhibitor Award

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entertainment

Lao designer promotes natural dyeing techniques
 

Lao designer Ms Viengkham Nanthavongduangsy, the owner of the Khang brand, is encouraging local weavers to use natural dyeing techniques as part of efforts to preserve traditional weaving methods.
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feature

Naxaithong’s womenfolk preserve tradition of handicraft production

Women in Naxaithong district of Vientiane love to preserve the tradition of making handicrafts, including baskets made of bamboo strips that have been popular since ancient times.
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world news

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cooperation

France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos

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opinion

What should the government do to ensure our water bills aren’t too expensive?

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sport

Police, EVO heading for Division 1 semi-final
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dining out

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is mooncake time
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technology

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information

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health

Mental health workers ease suffering of Attapeu flood victims

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lifestyle

Photographers suffering death by smartphone
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education

Lao computer whizz proves Microsoft Office skills in US contest

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profile

Lao media get firsthand insight into tourism in Indonesia
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environment

Gardener her love for traditional trees species

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history

August 23, a day of national pride

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development

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culture

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