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Fashioning Men And Masculinity, Cambodia Style

Cambodia's sixth Phnom Penh Designers' Week (PPDW6) came to a colorful climax in May with a full-on, male-only catwalk show, fashioned to challenge and cultivate perceptions of masculinity in the country.<p>Organized by Sophea Ke and Don Protasio (<i>pictured below</i>), who also publish Cambodia's …

​7 killed as driver hits gas, not brake, plunging car into river

<b>PHNOM PENH, Cambodia</b>- A driver trying to ease his car onto a river ferry in Cambodia stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, plunging the …

The Khmer Rouge may be partly to blame for diabetes in Cambodia

Diabetes is on the rise in Cambodia, and in many ways that's not a surprise. The population is aging, people have more to eat and they are doing less physical labor. These are known risk factors for type 2 diabetes, also called adult-onset diabetes.<p>But something else may be contributing to …

How the World's Best Pepper is Grown in Kampot, Cambodia

"Kampot pepper is very special. It grows best at the foot of the mountains because of the quartz in the soil," says Sorn Sothy, the owner of Sothy's Pepper Farm, a small pepper farm near Kampot, Cambodia. The region, along the country's southern coast, is famed for the spice, which was the first …

Photo Essay: No Jew Left Behind: Cambodia, by Anna Clare Spelman

There are only about 100 Jews living in Cambodia, and the majority of them live in Phnom Penh. For the Butman family, it is both a personal and …

Keeping an endangered Buddhist art form alive | DW | 04.06.2014

When Phoeun Srey Pov begins to sing, the palms of her hands come together in the traditional Cambodian <i>som pas</i> position. She closes her eyes slightly …