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Digital library of ancient Thai manuscripts conserves literature of a whole people
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“[The digital libraries] are fascinating for the people in Thailand and Laos,” McDaniel says. “Most people want access to these ancient texts. They are proud of them because it's their history and their culture.” In the past month, the Northern Thai …

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Sheriff's chief of staff resigns over racist email jokes
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sheriff-car-lao.jpg Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Sunday that he had accepted the resignation of his chief of staff, Tom Angel, over racist email jokes he forwarded while with the Burbank Police Department in 2012-13. Since the Los Angeles Times …

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Lessons from a dictatorial neighbour
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In Thai society, where hierarchy is prized above all else, Myanmar people were at the bottom of the pecking order, even lower than Khmer or Lao. Where I lived, the only … It is an increasingly exciting place for ideas, business and culture. Such a …

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Social News 30/4
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From April 28 to May 2, the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai will hosts numerous activities for Sapa Culture and Tourism Week 2016. The opening ceremony featured a traditional folklore and cultural performance themed “Colour of cherry blossoms …

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Annual Festival of Asian Cultures offers vendors booths and various performances
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Children perform a colorful fan dance during a past Festival of Asian Cultures event, which is presented annually by the Asian American Association of New Mexico. (Courtesy of Asian American Association of New Mexico/Facebook).

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Dos and don'ts for FM Aung San Suu Kyi
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For the first time in its history, there will be a Nobel Peace laureate and the world's most famous political icon in the family of the Asean Ministerial Meeting (AMM), which serves as the Asean annual meeting. Myanmar's new Foreign Minister Aung San …

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Fresh Off the Boat Recap: What's in a Name?
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And so, in what appears to be a trend (remember Lao Ban Santa?), Evan prepares to … Sure, you can use your government name or the name you got from your culture, but consider the third option: The name you got from the "streets." Eddie's street name …

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Archeological findings reveal historical value of Chu Dau pottery in Vietnam
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Vu Dinh Tien, Director of Hai Duong Museum said “When the excavation ends and after reporting to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, we will preserve the site by filling it in with sand and soil. When the conditions are met, we will turn the …

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