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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Laos

Last year
# wildlife
Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.
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# crisis
Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse
A partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain and sent a wall of water surging through six villages
# Laos
'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.
# Prodigy
Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.
# Copyright
Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand
Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.
# lao airlines
Dozens feared dead as plane crashes in Laos
44 passengers and five crew were on board when the plane came down after hitting bad weather.
# North Korea
China and Laos criticised for sending refugees back to North Korea
The United Nations says China and Laos have disregarded their international duty to care for the orphaned refugees.
# Animal Trafficking
Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck
He will now face charges of trafficking endangered species.
# Laos
Body of young Irishman found after tragic river crossing
Gary Price was on his way home from Australia via Laos when the tragedy occurred.
# Endangered
Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos
Experts say there could be as few as 300 of the crocodiles left in the wild. These baby crocs will be released when they’re about 18 months old.