Milky Way telescope
European Space Agency launches advanced telescope designed to detect a billion stars and provide the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way.
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West Brom’s magic touch fading fast
Hull City’s visit will help reveal if West Bromwich Albion, the model for mid-table overachievement in recent years, are slipping into the Championship.
Road test: 2014 Nissan Patrol will retain crown as king of the road
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Video: India outraged over diplomat’s arrest in New York
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed regret to India amid controversy around the arrest of an Indian senior diplomat.
When silence is deadly
Like many organised crime syndicates, The Network relied on 'omerta', the mafia-derived code of honour that enforces a strict rule of silence.
October 16, 2013
Lao Airlines flight crashes into the Mekong River, killing all 49 people aboard including passengers from 11 countries. Read Article
October 16, 2013
Aircraft crashes into the Mekong River, killing 39 people. Read Article
December 24, 2012
A firm based in Shanghai has started construction on a US$1.6 billion property project in Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, boosting Chinese presence in the Association of South East Asian Nations' smallest economy. Read Article
October 19, 2012
Occupied by the Burmese, levelled by the Siamese and eventually rebuilt by the French, Vientiane is a city shaped by outsiders. Read Article
December 2, 2011
China says that security officials from China, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos agree to "together organise and implement joint operations to attack severe public safety problems menacing security along the river". Read Article
July 29, 2011
Rosie Garthwaite cruises and cycles through the adjacent countries of Myanmar and Laos and finds tranquility despite a troubled past. Read Article
June 17, 2011
My Kind of Place This small, royal city in northern Laos offers startling culture, value for money and a relaxed vibe. Read Article