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  • REVIEW: 'The Rocket' ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Rocket' ★★&#9733
    "The Rocket" winds through the mountains of northern Laos, the contemporary drama carrying a touch of fable and a powerful sense of place. Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe), the 10-year-old at the center of the movie, makes an appealing rooting interest, not...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A package from home makes a difference

    In December 1970, 280,000 American troops remained in Vietnam. The scuttlebutt at Khe Shan, the isolated outpost eight miles from the Laotian border, was that the war was winding down. No one actually believed that. The Marines were supporting combat...
  • Dominic Monaghan gets wild thing all his own

    Dominic Monaghan gets wild thing all his own
    Dominic Monaghan probably expected a lot of surprises while traveling the world to film his BBC America series, “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan." But not this one. A new species of spider has been named after the “Lost" and “The Lord...
  • Review: 'The Rocket' soars at points

    Review: 'The Rocket' soars at points
    "The Rocket" winds through the mountains of northern Laos, the contemporary drama carrying a touch of fable and a powerful sense of place. Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe), the 10-year-old at the center of the movie, makes an appealing rooting interest, not...
  • Australia to Submit 'The Rocket' for Foreign-Language Oscar

    TORONTO -- Australia has selected "The Rocket" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film is an Australia-Laos co-production in the Lao language, directed by Australia's Kim Mordaunt and produced by Sylvia Wilcznski. It tells...
  • Pictures in the News | October 18, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and other facilities begin to reopen as the 16-day government shutdown ended. In Echo Park, firefighters rescue students with simulated injuries ...
  • Saola, a.k.a. the 'Asian Unicorn,' spotted for first time in 14 years

    The saola, an antelope-like endangered mammal, has been caught on camera for the first time in the 21st century. The animal, dubbed the “Asian Unicorn” because it is so rarely seen, was photographed in Vietnam’s Central Annamite...
  • South African court sentences rhino horn smuggler to 40 years

     
    South African court sentences foreign rhino horn smuggler to 40 years jail: A South African court Friday sentenced Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, to 40 years jail for his part in a Laos-based rhino smuggling syndicate which managed to take dozens of...
  • Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment

    Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment
    She could speak only with her eyes. But Lia Lee's life bridged worlds and changed American medicine. Lia, the subject of Anne Fadiman's 1997 book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," died Aug. 31 in Sacramento at the age of 30, after living...
  • China, U.S., Europe battling over a shrinking global-trade pie

     
    Global Focus: In polite, diplomatic language, China this week accused Eurozone leaders of piling up debts that threaten global economic stability and the Europeans countered with complaints that Beijing manipulates its currency to unfairly skew trade in...
  • Myanmar, Laos see large increase in opium cultivation, U.N. says

     
    The amount of land used to grow opium in Myanmar increased 17% during 2011, the sixth straight annual increase, according to a United Nations report....