Laos

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."

Politics

Unexploded bombs in Laos

Many people in rural Laos try to make a living by collecting and selling scrap metal they find in the jungle. But much of that scrap metal comes from unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War. Reporter Mary Stucky has the story.

Politics

The plight of Laos' Hmong people

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports on Thailand's efforts to repatriate Hmong refugees to Laos. The refugees fear they will be persecuted because of their history of helping the US during the Vietnam War.

Arts, Culture & Media

Alexandra Bounxouei

Alexandra Bounxouei is a teen idol in Laos. She's young and vivacious, with a legion of fans at home and around the world. She's also a classically trained violinist. Mary Stucky has the story of the 'Lao Princess of Pop.'

Politics

Sergeant gets posthumous Medal of Honor

President Obama today posthumously awarded US Air Force Sergeant Richard Etchberger the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the lives of his colleagues in Laos in 1968. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Timothy Castle.

Politics

New stock exchange

The world's newest stock exchange has opened for business; there are some new investment opportunities ? and an opportunity for you to have a go at today's Geo Quiz. This securities exchange happens to be in one of the poorest countries in southeast Asia.