Category Archives: breaking news


Thai Soccer Team Found Alive in Tham Luang Cave

Thai Soccer Team Found in Cave

The twelve boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave system in Thailand for nine days have finally been found by rescuers in a drama that captured the world’s attention.

The team were reached by two British divers in a large cavern, all alive and well, and a short …

Lao Prime Minister Tightens Regulations Against Wildlife Trafficking

PM Order against Protected Wildlife Trafficking

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has issued an order to tighten regulations against hunting and trade of protected wildlife. Individuals or groups that breach the order are to be arrested and prosecuted.

The PM issued the Order for Increased Stringency in Management and Inspection of Protected Wild Fauna and Flora, No. 05/PM, …

Vientiane Police Capture Three of Eleven Prison Escapees

prison escapees

Vientiane police have captured three of eleven men who broke out of a prison in Dongsavath Village last Friday.

All 37 villages of Sisattanak District were placed on high alert after the dramatic prison break, in which the escapees dug through a bathroom wall using rudimentary sharp objects. They then …

BREAKING: 11 Inmates Break Free From Dongsavath Prison

prison escapees

Sisattanak district police authorities have announced that 11 inmates had broken out of Dongsavath Prison yesterday evening at 7:00 (May 11) and are currently at large. All 37 villages in the Sisattanak District have been put on high alert and the village public security forces dispatched on patrol. A district-wide manhunt for the convicts is …

Chinese Space Debris to Rain on Laos

space debris to rain on laos

In an unusual notice from the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, the four southernmost provinces of Laos (Champasak, Sekong, Salavan, and Attapeu) are being warned of potential space debris that will fall to Earth over these provinces. The debris seems to be from the launch of the Gaofen-5 satellite

Village Devastated by Fire in Xieng Khouang Province

Fire destroys homes in xieng khouang

32 homes have been destroyed in Xieng Khouang Province after a fire broke out, believed to be caused by an electrical problem.

The fire, the biggest recorded this year, began at around four o’clock on Monday evening in Sanfaen Village, and quickly spread from house to house due to strong …

Hailstorms Pummel Vientiane Capital, Major Power Outages Citywide

Hail storm in Vientiane Capital

A fierce tropical storm ravaged its way across the nation yesterday, bringing some relief from the scorching weather, but causing widespread damage due to strong winds and hail.

Hailstorms hit many parts of southeastern Vientiane, inundating homes and penetrating rooftops. Hailstones as large as ice cubes were noted by some …

Phishing Site Claims to be BCEL One in April Fools Prank

Online scammers have just gotten trickier and this time they were after the sensitive financial data of state bank BCEL’s faithful customers, and launching it on April Fool’s Day.

In a nefarious plan to steal BCEL clients’ data, scammers created the website, as a way to lure customers to input their …