‘Kung Fu’ red pandas settle into new Laos sanctuary

Three red pandas, nicknamed Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Peace, who survived being trafficked from China into Laos in cat-sized crates are making a new home for themselves in a wildlife sanctuary in the hills of the tourism town Luang Prabang after they were rescued in January.

Laos youngsters seek ladder out of poverty through religion

For many teenagers getting up before dawn to walk barefoot across town is the stuff of nightmares, but for hundreds of novice Buddhist monks in the Laotian city of Luang Prabang, it is part of a strict daily routine.