HCM CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) — A beautifully coloured frog found in the limestone mountains of Việt Nam, two mole species found by a team of Vietnamese and Russian scientists, and the Vietnamese crocodile lizard are among 115 new species discovered by scientists in the Greater Mekong region in 2016, according to a new report released on December 21 by the World Wide Fund for Nature.
HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnamese Government has so far requested Google to block and delete about 5,000 clips with bad content on YouTube, which is one of Google’s subsidiaries. Of which, 4,500 clips were erased from YouTube.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Champassak province is getting ready to welcome domestic and foreign visitors from around the country, region and world to its annual Vat Phou festival on January 29-31 amid celebrations for Visit Laos Year 2018, an official confirmed on Friday.
The Vat Phou festival will have activities including a parade with Lao dancing representing the province’s ten districts, provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department senior official, Mrs Mala Chanthalam told Vientiane Times.
BORIKHAMXAY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Farmers in Borikhamxay province have boosted cassava production even though prices did not increase this year, largely because of prompt payments by factory owners.
Authorities held several meetings with factory owners since last year to encourage them to pay the farmers punctually, the Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Phonesavan Homnabounlath, told Vientiane Times last week.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Asian markets on the whole, however, are buoyed by the rally in US stocks.
It was a rough day for local equities with the Straits Times Index ending lower for the third straight session. But the damage was minor, with the index down 2.12 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 3,414.82.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Dismissal threatened as village headmen ‘unaware of attack’.
The Fourth Army regional commander has recommended the removal of village headmen and local security personnel who claimed they were unaware of violence on Sunday, including the torching of a passenger coach, even though it happened in their jurisdiction.