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Blind and missing both hands, bombing life in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Blind and missing both hands, bombing life in Laos By Thomas Maresca September 9, 2016 – 2:10pm EDT   VIENTIANE, Laos — Phongsavath Souliyalat was walking home from school in his tiny village of Hin Hub, a few hours north of the capital of Vientiane, when a friend found a metal ball on the ground. Phongsavath […]

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Obama visits Laos to discuss secret war bombings

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama visits Laos to discuss secret war bombings September 7, 2016, 6:36 PM In Laos, President Obama promised $90 million to help the country clear millions of unexploded American bombs dropped decades ago during a secret campaign of the Vietnam War. No country has been bombed as heavily as Laos. Margaret Brennan has more.

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The Heroes Behind Obama’s Historic Announcement in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

The Heroes Behind Obama’s Historic Announcement in Laos By John Cavanagh September 6, 2016 Buddhist monk poses next to unexploded bombs dropped by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, Xieng Khouang, Laos, September 3, 2016. (Reuters / Jorge Silva)   Fifty-two years ago, the United States began the secret bombing of Laos, […]

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“Einige Landstriche wird man nie räumen können”

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

“Einige Landstriche wird man nie räumen können” Die Fragen stellte Matthias von Hein 6 Sep 2016 Laos war Nebenschauplatz des Vietnamkrieges – und wurde das meist bombardierte Land der Erde. US-Blindgänger fordern immer neue Opfer. Jetzt besucht US-Präsident Obama das Land. Ein Interview mit Channapha Khamvongsa. Deutsche Welle: Neun Jahre lang haben die USA in […]

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US pledges $90 million toward remedying unexploded bombs in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

US pledges $90 million toward remedying unexploded bombs in Laos By Loree Lewis September 6, 2016 MAG crew clearing cluster sub-munitions, known locally as bombies, from a farmer’s field near Nong Het, in the Xieng Khouang province, Lao PDR. June 29, 2010. Photo: Steve Joyce/Flickr-MAG WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Four decades after the U.S. covertly […]

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Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos By Thomas Maresca September 6, 2016 – 12:43am EDT (Photo: Mast Irham, EPA) VIENTIANE, Laos — This capital city, with its wide, tree-lined French colonial boulevards and old-fashioned tuk-tuk three-wheeled taxis, takes its turn in the international spotlight, as Barack Obama arrived late Monday to become the first sitting U.S. president […]

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‘My friends were afraid of me’: What 80 Million Unexploded US Bombs Did to Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

‘My friends were afraid of me’: What 80 Million Unexploded US Bombs Did to Laos By Rebecca Wright, CNN September 6, 2016 7:28am ET Xieng Khoung, Laos (CNN) – For two years after the accident, Yei Yang refused to leave his home. “I couldn’t farm, I couldn’t go to see friends, as they might be […]

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Obama Announces $90 Million to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Announces $90 Million to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs By Elise Labott Sep 6, 2016 – 4:04am ET Vientiane, Laos (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that US has an “obligation” to help Laos recover from a brutal secret bombing campaign that destroyed parts of the Southeast Asian nation. During an address to the […]

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