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2011-04-18 14:05:54

A wildlife official said Monday that a nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered sail, raising hope for the antelope-like species' survival. The saola looks like a small deer or antelope with two horns, but is locally known as an Asian "unicorn."  They are thought to number from a few dozen to a few hundred, and are threatened by poachers who want its horns.  Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that none have survived in...

2010-09-18 07:53:45

For the first time in more than ten years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most mysterious animals in the world, the saola of Laos and Vietnam. The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (also known as Laos) announced on September15 that in late August villagers in the central province of Bolikhamxay captured a saola and brought it back to their village. The animal died several days later, but was photographed while still alive. This is the first...

2009-09-15 07:00:00

HANOI, Vietnam, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavico Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CAVO), a leading infrastructure development company based in Vietnam, today announced that it has received approval from Laos' Ministry of Planning and Investment to register and form Cavico Muong Hom LLC in Laos. Cavico Muong Hom's offices will be located at Phon Si Nuon village, Muong Sisattanak, in Laos' capital of Vientiane. Cavico Muong Hom LLC is a joint venture between Muong Hom Mining LLC (20%), Lao...

2009-09-03 08:45:00

Meeting in Laos urges prompt action Conservation biologists based in four countries gathered for an emergency meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, August 19, to address the peril of extinction facing one the world's most enigmatic mammals, the Saola. The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) inhabits remote valleys of the Annamite Mountains along the border of Lao PDR and Vietnam. It was discovered to world science only in 1992. At the time of its discovery, it was already rare and restricted to a small...

2008-10-07 06:00:34

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam, Laos strengthen cooperation in post-telecom sector"] Vientiane (VNA) - Vietnam and Laos have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the post and telecommunication sector following discussions between Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communication Le Doan Hop and Minister of the Lao National Post and Telecom Agency Khamlouad Sidlakone in Vientiane...

2008-09-23 09:00:50

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam, Laos determined to lift ties to new heights"] Hanoi (VNA) -Vietnam , together with Laos, will strive to achieve new heights in bilateral ties, according to General Secretary Nong Duc Manh. The Party leader made the affirmation while receiving Bunthong Chitmani, Secretary of the Laos People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and Head of the LPRP...

2008-09-23 09:00:50

Vietnam, Laos determined to lift bilateral ties to new heights HANOI, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will work together with Laos to strive to achieve new heights in bilateral ties, said Nong Duc Manh, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, according to local media on Tuesday. Manh made the remarks on Monday while receiving Bunthong Chitmani, Secretary of the Laos People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and Head of the LPRP Central...

2008-08-29 06:00:51

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website Havana (VNA) -Vietnam and Cuba signed cooperation agreements in oil and gas, power, mining and metallurgy in Havana , Cuba on August 27, during Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang's two-day visit to the country. During their talks, Minister Vu Huy Hoang and Cuba 's Minister of Basic Industry Yadira Garcia said the cooperation between the two countries in oil and gas has yielded good results, especially after...

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 17:39:04

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday named Asian communist states China, North Korea and Vietnam, as well as military-run Myanmar, as serious violators of religious freedom in an annual State Department report to Congress. China and its neighbors joined Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Eritrea as nations designated "countries of particular concern," the State Department said. "These are countries where governments have engaged in or...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'