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Struggling to assist Lao bomb victims

VIENTIANE (IRIN) – On his 16th birthday, Phongsavath Manithong was walking home from school when a friend picked up a strange round object and gave it to him. As the...

In pictures: Scenes from the ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ protests

Anti-government protesters have flooded Thailand’s capital city in a bid to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail parliamentary elections slated for Feb. 2. Protest leaders have called Yingluck a...

Rethinking Thailand’s war on meth

BANGKOK (IRIN) – Despite an aggressive crackdown on drugs, Thailand’s fight against methamphetamines is failing, activists say. With supply and demand rising, these highly addictive substances, commonly known as “meth”,...