Laos

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slaughtered and disposed of, to limit the spread of H5N1. Countries that have reported one or more major highly pathogenic H5N1 outbreaks in birds (causing at least thousands but in some cases millions of dead birds) are (in order of first outbreak occurrence): Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Romania, Croatia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Iraq, Nigeria


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ability to train paramilitary forces all over the world and awarded him the Intelligence Star in 1959 for his extraordinary heroic and legendary actions leading these forces in combat. He was assigned with J. Vinton Lawrence to train Hmong (Hmong people) hill tribes in Laos to fight North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces. In Laos, Poshepny gained the respect of the Hmong forces with his actions in combat and his victories on the battlefield. He and his Hmong (Hmong people) fighters


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as a light-hearted buddy movie—implied a tone that differs greatly with the tone of the actual film, which includes such serious themes as an anti-war political spin, focus on the opium trade, and a negative portrayal of Royal Laotian General Vang Pao (played by actor Burt Kwouk as "General Lu Soong"). Vietnam War In 1959 it was reorganized as Air America (Air America (airline)), which supported covert operations throughout Indochina during


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. There is an extensive tradition of oral storytelling based on the Ramayana in Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, and Maldives (Maldivian Folklore). The term "boat people" came into common use in the 1970s with the mass exodus of Vietnamese refugees


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of Threatened Species . Version 2011.2 * '''''Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus''''', known as the '''Vietnamese Javan rhinoceros''' or '''Vietnamese rhinoceros''', once lived across Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and into Thailand and Malaysia. ''Annamiticus'' is derived from the Annamite Mountain Range (Annamite Range) in Southeast Asia, part of this subspecies's range. In 2006, a single population, estimated at fewer than 12 remaining rhinos, lived

the second, ລາວ (wikt:ລາວ), means Laotian ("Lao") and is pronounced with a high(-rising) tone. Distribution The Yellow-eyed Babbler has an extremely large range and is native to Bangladesh, China, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. BirdLife International (2009) Chrysomma sinense. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

. Version 2010.1. ''Chrysomma sinense'' Distribution * APB has breweries in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, India, Sri Lanka, Laos and Mongolia. The company has a strong market share in several countries within the Asia Pacific Region (Asia-Pacific), primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam


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the tourism market. Laos government sides and tourism industries never show the atittude to adjust this serious problem. Respect Dress respectfully (long trousers, sleeved shirts) when visiting temples and take your shoes off before entering temple buildings and private houses. As with other Buddhist countries, showing the soles of your feet is very poor manners. Never touch any person on the head. Despite prevalent cheap alcohol, being drunk is considered disrespectful and a loss of face


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), is a Hmong American politician and a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. She represented District 67 in the Minnesota Senate, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul (Saint Paul, Minnesota) in Ramsey County (Ramsey County, Minnesota), which is in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.


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Transparency International, Laos remains one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This has deterred foreign investment and created major problems with the rule of law, including the nation's ability to enforce contract and business regulation. Transparency International "Laos Corruption Perceptions Index" (2005-2014) http: www.theglobaleconomy.com Laos transparency_corruption Consequently, a third of the population of Laos currently lives below the international poverty line (living on less than US$ (United States dollar)1.25 per day). Commons:Category:Laos


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to the Hmong and northern Thai. The group living in Laos live close to other ethnic groups as well. '''''Devario chrysotaeniatus''''', commonly called '''Gold Striped Danio''', is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in China and Laos in the upper Mekong river, this fish is very rarely found in community tanks by fish keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 3 inches (7.5 cm). He was married in 1953. Between 1956

Laos

'''Laos''' (( ), is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and the People's Republic of China (China) to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Since 1975, it is ruled by a Marxist and communist government. Its population was estimated to be around 6.8 million in July 2014.

Significant corruption exists in the Lao government, military, and communist party in the LPDR, and the legacy of a command economy, as well as excess spending on military and defense budgets during the Cold War and its aftermath, have continued to impoverish Laos. According to the anti-corruption non-governmental organization Transparency International, Laos remains one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This has deterred foreign investment and created major problems with the rule of law, including the nation's ability to enforce contract and business regulation. Transparency International "Laos Corruption Perceptions Index" (2005-2014) http: www.theglobaleconomy.com Laos transparency_corruption Consequently, a third of the population of Laos currently lives below the international poverty line (living on less than US$ (United States dollar)1.25 per day). According to the Global Hunger Index (2013), Laos ranks as the 25th hungriest nation in the world out of the list of the 56 nations with the worst hunger situation(s). Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI, and Concern Worldwide: 2013 Global Hunger Index - The challenge of hunger: Building Resilience to Achieve Food and Nutrition Security. Bonn, Washington D. C., Dublin. October 2013. Laos has had a poor human rights record most particularly dealing with the nation's acts of genocide being committed towards its Hmong (Hmong people) population.

Laos traces its history to the kingdom of Lan Xang, which existed from the 14th to the 18th century when it split into three kingdoms. In 1893, it became a French protectorate (French colonial empire), with the three kingdoms — Luang Phrabang (Kingdom of Luang Phrabang), Vientiane (Kingdom of Vientiane) and Champasak (Kingdom of Champasak) — uniting to form what is now known as Laos. It briefly gained independence in 1945 after Japanese occupation (History of Laos to 1945#Japanese occupation of Laos), but returned to French rule until it was granted autonomy in 1949. Laos became independent in 1953, with a constitutional monarchy under Sisavang Vong. Shortly after independence, a long civil war (Laos Civil War) ended the monarchy, when the Communist (Communism) Pathet Lao movement came to power in 1975.

Laos is a single-party (Single-party state) socialist republic. It espouses Marxism and is governed by a single party communist politburo dominated by military generals. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Army continue to have significant influence in Laos. The capital city is Vientiane. Other large cities include Luang Prabang, Savannakhet, and Pakse. The official language is Lao (Lao language). Laos is a multi-ethnic country with the politically and culturally dominant Lao people making up approximately 60% of the population, mostly in the lowlands. Mon-Khmer (Mon-Khmer languages) groups, the Hmong (Hmong people), and other indigenous hill tribes, accounting for 40% of the population, live in the foothills and mountains.

Laos' strategy for development is based on generating electricity from its rivers and selling the power to its neighbours, namely Thailand, China, and Vietnam.

It is a member of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit and La Francophonie. Laos applied for membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1997; on 2 February 2013, it was granted full membership.

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