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Nest of critically endangered ‘royal turtles’ discovered in Cambodia

Wildlife experts in Cambodia had discovered a nest of 16 eggs built by the nearly extinct “royal turtle,” in the first such discovery this year, the …

Biodiversity

Cambodian Prime Minister Calls Rival 'Crazy And Stupid' Over Facebook Case

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy's legal team said that Hun Sen was using the platform to commit human rights abuses and deceive the</b> …

Asia

Hun Sen's Cambodia slides even further into dictatorship

Cambodian authorities are believed to have acquired sophisticated technology from China to monitor telephone calls and internet traffic.<p>State …

Asia

Cambodia deports four Britons jailed for 'pornographic' party

New Zealander, two Canadians also expelled after a pool party leaving a Briton, Dutch and Norwegian national still in prison<p>Seven of the 10 foreigners arrested on pornography charges after a pool party in the Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap have been deported, a court official said on …

Siem Reap

Cambodian government criminalizes insult of monarchy

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's government adopted a lese majeste law on Friday that would make it a crime to insult the king and which rights groups said they feared could be used to target opponents.<p>Prime Minister Hun Sen's cabinet said an article had been added into the constitution to make an …

Asia

Floodwater released by Chinese dam in Cambodia submerges village

(This version of the Feb 2 story corrects first three paragraphs to make clear families had moved before area was submerged)<p>PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Floodwater released by a recently opened Chinese hydroelectric dam in Cambodia has completely submerged a village, the campaign group International …

Asia

Cambodia's backlash against 'disrespectful' party culture

Siem Reap depends on tourists, but 10 have been arrested as the Angkor Wat town starts to lose patience<p>As the neon lights of the Yolo club flash brightly and the chest-pulsing beats of Rihanna blare from Temple Bar, a young man is on his knees in the road, chugging beer poured through a funnel. As …

Asia Travel

A Team of Conservationists Has Been Killed in an Ambush in Cambodia

(PHNOM PENH, Cambodia) — A forest protection ranger, a military police officer and a conservation worker have been killed in an ambush in …

Conservation

India, Cambodia to expand ties in IT, infrastructure sectors

NEW DELHI (AP) — The leaders of India and Cambodia have agreed to work toward a bilateral investment treaty that could see tens of millions of dollars pour into the Southeast Asian nation.<p>Saturday's meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw …

India

This Country's Leader Shut Down Democracy – With A Little Help From Facebook

Facebook was supposed to open up societies like Cambodia. But it’s doing just the opposite — with disastrous consequences for its fragile politics.<p>PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — At first, Kem Monovithya was baffled. Then she was afraid.<p>It started with a news story that seemed totally made up. Last summer, …

Asia

Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.<p>Dy Vichea, who is married to Hun Sen's eldest daughter, Hun Mana, was promoted to the post on …

China to invest billions of dollars in ally Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China on Thursday signed nearly 20 agreements worth several billion dollars to develop the impoverished Southeast Asian country's infrastructure, agriculture and health care.<p>The agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed during a meeting between …

Why Travelling Didn’t Work Out For Me

freemixer via Getty Images<p>Like many other existentially anguished twenty-somethings, I had a burning desire to quit my job and travel. The nine to …

Cambodian court affirms prison sentence for Australian woman in surrogacy scandal

The woman sought to have her 18-month prison sentence overturned, saying that she wants to be reunited with her family. The judge said she could …

Cambodia marks 39 years since fall of brutal 'killing fields' regime

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge on Sunday marked 39 years since the fall of the brutal regime that killed an estimated 1.7 million people.<p>Up to 40,000 people attended an event in the capital Phnom Penh, organized by the ruling Cambodian People's Party …

College Football Bowl Picks 2017: Schedule and Predictions for Upcoming Action

The college football bowl season is entertaining but often difficult to predict.<p>While you can use analytics, the eye test or whichever metric you want to judge teams, the reality is there is a lot of uncertainty heading into the postseason. Full conferences that are considered strong could be …

Ride-hailing firm Grab follows Uber into Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Grab on Tuesday launched services in Cambodia, expanding its presence to an eighth country in Southeast Asia as it looks to cement its regional dominance over rival Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].<p>The Singapore-headquartered firm's expansion into Cambodian …

Nest of endangered giant softshell turtle found in Cambodia

Conservationists have found a nest of the endangered Asian giant softshell turtle on a Mekong River sandbar in northeastern Cambodia, while 115 new species of various other animal and plant life have been discovered in the greater Mekong region.<p>The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said …

Vietnam
Recycling

U.S. urges Cambodia to reverse steps against democracy

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States has called on Cambodia to reverse steps that "backtracked on democracy" before a general election next year, a visiting U.S. official said on Wednesday.<p>Relations between Cambodia and the United States have hit their lowest in years after the arrest of a …

Cambodia seizes nearly a ton of ivory hidden in hollow logs

Cambodian officials have discovered an illegal shipment of ivory inside an abandoned shipping container, partially hidden in hollowed-out logs. The …

Extinction

A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar

PREY NOKOR KNUNG, Cambodia — Once upon a time in this remote corner of Cambodia, a bold young temple servant raised an army, overthrew an unjust king and saved a nation.<p>He could walk on water, make dragons do his bidding and shoot four arrows at once from the same bow. During his brief 16th-century …

Why Is Gold On Earth Found In Specific Regions Of The Planet?

Gold was , until recently, used as an international standard for currencies in the modern global financial system, but its use as a precious metal …

Cambodia's Hun Sen will fall like Mugabe, says opponent Rainsy

PARIS (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen will be driven from power like President Mugabe in Zimbabwe, veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy told Reuters on Thursday, adding that Western states should impose targeted sanctions after his party was dissolved.<p>The opposition Cambodia National …

Defiant Hun Sen tells U.S. to cut all aid to Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.<p>Hun Sen, the strongman who has ruled …

Asia
Asia
Asia
North Africa

Ex-chief of PetroVietnam sentenced to death for embezzlement

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The former head of state-owned PetroVietnam was sentenced to death Friday for embezzlement and abuse of power committed in his former job leading a bank partly owned by Vietnam's oil-and-gas giant. A judge in the graft case involving dozens of defendants warned that corruption …