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Cambodia to cremate beloved former king

Thousands of mourners offer prayers by the streets surrounding the cremation site for the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The cremation, the climax of seven days of mourning, will take place Monday.  AP/WONG MAYE-E

Cambodia is due to hold an elaborate cremation ceremony on Monday for its revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, part of a weeklong funeral for the colorful late royal.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sihanouk: Cambodia’s last true king

The chariot carrying the portrait of late former King Norodom Sihanouk leads his royal funeral procession Friday  in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. AP

When the flames at the cremation ground are quenched and Cambodia’s former monarch Norodom Sihanouk’s ashes scattered on Phnom Penh’s riverfront, the mighty Mekong River may well carry away the country’s last true king, a towering figure in a procession of more than 100 monarchs stretching back 2,000 years.

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

China prepares send-off for late Cambodia ex-king

A man takes a picture of himself while workers try to hang a portrait of former King Norodom Sihanouk on the facade of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as part of preparations for his funeral, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Officials expect at least 100,000 people to line the route from the Phnom Penh airport, where his body is expected to arrive Wednesday, to the Royal Palace, where it will lay in state during a week of official mourning. AP/Wong Maye-E

BEIJING  — Chinese police have escorted Cambodia’s former King Norodom Sihanouk’s body from a Beijing hospital to the airport for return to Phnom Penh.   Sihanouk died Monday at age 89 of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January.   Beijing traffic authorities cleared several roads and a […]

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »