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Thai star’s Mekong charity swim raises 56m baht for 2 hospitals

  THAI singer, actor and footballer Phakin Khamwilaisak, nicknamed Tono, successfully completed his “One Man and the River” 15-kilometre charity swim to and fro Mekong river today (Oct. 22) raising 56 million baht in donations for a Thai and a Laotian hospital, Naewna newspaper said. At noon today when Tono and his team reached Wat

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Mekong River levels ‘slightly’ rise amid conflicting regional data

By Reuters Staff, published by Todayonline.com THE inter-governmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said today (Feb. 22) that levels on the vital waterway have “slightly” increased and it would look into why its outflow data from Chinese dams upstream differed from data later given by Beijing. Whether or not China’s 11 dams are harming downstream nations

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