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2006-04-30 00:01:55

By Chawadee Nualkhair VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Communist Laos held elections for its National Assembly on Sunday that officials hope will usher in a nationwide push to lift one of Asia's poorest nations out of poverty. Paramount among the goals facing the new assembly will be a drive to shed Laos's status as a Least Developed Country (LDC) where two-thirds of its roughly 5.8 million people still live on less than US$2 a day. The secretive, landlocked nation nestled between Thailand...

2005-11-08 19:15:49

By Eileen Nimm HAYWARD, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Hmong immigrant convicted of killing six hunters was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. "These were six horrific crimes," Sawyer County Judge Norman Yackel told the same courtroom where a jury found Chia Soua Vang, 37, guilty in September. Vang opened fire last November after being confronted by deer hunters who threatened him for trespassing on private land near Rice Lake in Wisconsin's North...