Deforestation threatens one of the largest evergreen forests in south-east Asia but local patrols are powerless to stop loggers whose livelihoods rely on the timber. Sok Plok and his fellow forestry activists are surprisingly fast for men in flip-flops as they navigate through the thick, thorny vegetation. They have been alerted by the distant humming of tractor engines; a sound that, in this part of Cambodia, normally means illegal loggers are afoot.

Next month, Pek Mith will head to Kallang, Singapore with a very ambitious goal in mind. "I'd like to help put Cambodian basketball on the map," said Mith, a 29-year-old Lowell resident and jeweler.

From Bhutan's first independent newspaper to the rise of social media, Sydney journalist Bunty Avieson documents the Kingdom's unique journey.

Myanmar and Laos on Saturday formally opened the first-ever friendship bridge across the Mekong River that links Myanmar's Tachileik in Shan state and Laungnamtha Province of Laos, according to the live report of MNTV Channel.

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