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Idyllic place to do nothing in style.

RENOWNED hotelier and founder of Aman resorts Adrian Zecha has turned his attention to a place that reminds him of the Indonesian island of Java, the land of his birth. It is Luang Prabang, the royal capital and seat of government of the landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos until the communist take over in 1975. Zecha ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Thai man nabbed at Laos border for suspected smuggling of semen.

A THAI man was arrested and fined nearly US$6,000 on Thursday at a checkpoint on the border with Laos for suspected smuggling of semen, a customs officer said. The post Thai man nabbed at Laos border for suspected smuggling of semen appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

How Thai man was arrested for smuggling sperm.

The boom in Laos, an authoritarian nation with no restrictions on surrogacy, comes after neighbouring Thailand and Cambodia clamped down on the industry following a flurry of scandals and concerns about exploitation

- Daily Monitor - UG

Illegal trade in human sperm still unclear.

It was still not confirmed a man arrested at the border in Nong Khai on his way to Laos was actually carrying human semen, eggs or embyros for use in surrogacy, a senior health official said on Friday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thai man arrested for smuggling sperm to Laos.

BANGKOK, April 20 — Thai authorities arrested a man trying to smuggle six vials of sperm into Laos, a customs officer said today, the latest sign that a commercial surrogacy industry is growing in the opaque communist country following curbs...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thai man held in bid to smuggle sperm into 'rent a womb' haven Laos.

Thai authorities arrested a man trying to smuggle six vials of sperm into Laos, a customs officer said Thursday, the latest sign that a commercial surrogacy industry is growing in the opaque communist country following curbs around the region. The 25-year-old was arrested in the border town of Nong Khai with the tubes ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Man arrested in Nong Khai for semen trafficking.

NONG KHAI - A man was arrested at the customs checkpoint of the Thai-Lao Friendship bridge while attempting to smuggle a small tank of nitrogen containing frozen human semen into Laos on Thursday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Man arrested in Nong Khai for semen trafficking.

NONG KHAI -- A man was arrested at the customs checkpoint of the Thai-Lao Friendship bridge while attempting to smuggle a small tank of nitrogen containing frozen human semen into Laos on Thursday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Canada's minister of immigration explains what successful immigration policies look like.

Chris Wattie/ReutersCanada has a long history of resettling people from war-torn countries, beginning with the US itself. In 1776, black slaves found refuge in Canada during the American Revolution. At the turn of the 20th century, Jews fleeing Russian pogroms settled there. And within the last 50 years, the country has ...

- Business Insider - US

Serbia and Greece look to improve police cooperation.

Serbian and Greek interior ministries will in the coming period "try to increase their cooperation in the fight against all forms of crime." Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and Greek Alternate Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection Nikolaos Toskas said this in Belgrade on ...

- B92 - SK

Landlocked Laos: the hidden culinary secret.

TUCKED between China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar, landlocked Laos shows its rich blend of neighboring influences in its diversity and uniqueness of food and drink. The only pity is that Lao food hasn’t achieved the commercial success of its more famous neighbors, partly because it has no sea port and must ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Thailand: Alleged Laotian drug lord Xaysana vows to fight charges

XAYSANA Keopimpha, the man said to be one of Southeast Asia's biggest drug lords, told a Thai court Tuesday he was not a major figure in a regional narcotics network, and vowed to fight the case. The post Thailand: Alleged Laotian drug lord Xaysana vows to fight charges appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Laos ‘drug kingpin’ Xaysana denies Thai smuggling charges

An alleged Laos drug lord linked to some of Thailand’s rich and famous denied being a major player in the regional narcotics trade when he appeared in a Bangkok court on Tuesday. Xaysana Keopimpha, 42, was nabbed by Thai police on his way through Bangkok’s main airport in January. Narcotics cops alleged he was ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China Gifts Military Equipment to Laos

Transfer of unspecified equipment typifies the defense relationship between the two countries.

- The Diplomat - US

What's Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?

Recent reports are yet another testament to the growing scrutiny over Beijing's influence in the Southeast Asian state.

- The Diplomat - US

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