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Cambodia sends 13 to prison for insurrection plot

Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy, center, of the Cambodia National Rescue Party waves along with his party Vice President Kem Sokha, third from left, during a march in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, March 30, 2014. The opposition party held a symbolic march to avoid possible clashes with authorities, after the government banned it from meeting in one of the capital's public parks. The government ban was criticized by local human rights groups and Amnesty International, which called on authorities Saturday "to end their suppression of human rights and fully respect the right to peaceful assembly." AP

A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men to prison terms ranging from five to nine years for plotting to overthrow the government in a case that was criticized by a human rights group as a political setup.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cambodian police open fire on protesters; 1 dead

An injured Cambodian worker escapes from riot police in the compound of a Buddhist pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Cambodian police have fired live ammunition at protesting garment workers outside the capital, injuring at least six protesters and killing a bystander. The human rights group Licadho says hundreds of workers from the SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd. Factory clashed Tuesday with about 1,000 riot police sent to block a march from the factory to the Phnom Penh residence of Prime Minister Hun Sen. AP

Police fired live ammunition during clashes with protesting garment workers outside Cambodia’s capital Tuesday, killing a bystander who was struck by a bullet while selling rice and injuring at least 20 people, rights groups said.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge defendants deny charges

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, left, former Khmer Rouge head of state, and Nuon Chea, right, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sit in the court hall before they made closing statements at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. AP

The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia’s radical Khmer Rouge regime still on trial for genocide and other war crimes issued their final defense Thursday, distancing themselves from the deaths of more than 1.7 million people who died during their rule.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Scores dead in recent Southeast Asia flooding

A Cambodian woman pushes a church gate with an oar to steer her wooden boat in a flooded area along the Mekong river in Koh Phos village, Kandal province near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  AP Photo

More than 150 people have died in floods drenching swathes of Southeast Asia in recent weeks, officials said Monday, after a tree smashed into a 12th century temple at Cambodia’s Angkor complex.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cambodia protest clashes leave 1 dead, several wounded

An injured protester of Cambodia's opposition party is carried to a hospital near Royal Palace during a gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Riot police fired smoke grenades and water cannons at rock-throwing protesters Sunday as a new wave of demonstrations against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government kicked off with a vow to protest until the nation’s post-election deadlock is resolved.  AP PHOTO/HENG SINITH

Violent clashes erupted in the Cambodian capital on Sunday, leaving one protester dead and several wounded as thousands gathered to challenge strongman premier Hun Sen’s disputed election win, witnesses said.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Final results hand Cambodian ruling party poll win

Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy, center, arrives at the democracy square during a demonstration in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. More than 10,000 opposition supporters have gathered in Cambodia's capital to repeat their demand for an investigation into alleged election irregularities, a day before the results of the poll six weeks ago are to be ratified. AP

Cambodia’s election committee handed victory in hotly disputed polls to the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen Sunday, prompting the opposition to pledge further protests over allegations of widespread fraud.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Abandoned casts of Angkor Wat treasures come out of hiding

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Forgotten and abandoned for over 70 years, casts of the art treasures at the Khmer temple complex at Angkor in Cambodia are coming out of storage to be rediscovered in a Europe that first shunned them.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cambodian boy dies from bird flu – WHO

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A nine-year-old boy has died from bird flu in Cambodia, the 10th victim this year, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that the kingdom’s deadliest outbreak of the virus could continue.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cambodia strongman edges opposition in early election results

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen AP File Photo

Cambodia’s strongman prime minister Hun Sen narrowly won the popular vote in recent disputed elections, according to preliminary official results Monday that were immediately rejected by the opposition.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hun Sen’s father dies in Cambodia at age 89

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen kisses a 10th-century Cambodian sandstone statue from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which is displayed in Peace Palace before an opening ceremony of the 37th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, June 16, 2013. The annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee is kicked off in Cambodian capital with about 1,500 delegates from more than 120 countries participate. (AP Photo/Lon Jadina, POOL)

The father of Cambodia’s longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen has died of natural causes at the age of 89.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cambodia reports eighth bird flu death, triggering fears

Ducks are transported on a pickup truck at a market in Phnom Penh on Feb. 8, 2013. A 35-year-old man has become Cambodia's eighth bird flu fatality this year, prompting concern about the spread of the virus in the country, a health official said Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/TANG CHHIN SOTHY

A 35-year-old man has become Cambodia’s eighth bird flu fatality this year, prompting concern about the spread of the virus in the country, a health official said Tuesday.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cambodia reports sixth bird flu death this year

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A three-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country’s toll from the deadly virus to six so far this year, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Binay back from Cambodia Sihanouk cremation rites

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay returned from Cambodia on Thursday evening after attending the cremation ceremony for the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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