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Cambodia to add 1 million hectares of protected forest

Yahoo7 News - ‎14 hours ago‎
"These sites represent the most important forests in Cambodia for biodiversity conservation and support of human wellbeing, and if managed correctly could lead to a paradigm shift in Cambodia?s development pathway," said Tracy Farrell, the regional ...
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Cambodia restarts passenger trains

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Cambodia has restarted passenger train services on one route after a gap of some 14 years. The first service set out on Saturday from the the capital Phnom Penh for the tourist areas of the south-west coast.

Cambodia: 5 human rights workers detained over sex scandal cover-up

Asian Correspondent - ‎17 hours ago‎
FIVE human rights workers have been detained in Cambodia after it was alleged that they had helped conceal a sex scandal involving a woman and an opposition politician.

Vanna Kong - Cambodia's 'Frank Sinatra' - jailed for attacking married lover

The Age - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth said on Friday that Vanna Kong, 67, who is regarded as a hero in Cambodia and has been invited to sing at international festivals around the world, savagely attacked the woman after she ended their affair.
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'Fat Leonard' scandal claims Navy officer who escaped Cambodia's killing fields as a child

Stars and Stripes - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
After escaping Cambodia's killing fields as a child, Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz lived an improbably charmed life. He was adopted by an American mother, graduated from the Naval Academy and became a decorated officer who triumphantly returned to ...
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Cambodia experience sows seeds for future scholars

Cornell Chronicle - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
For the past two years, professor of government Andrew Mertha has led students on an intensive two-week Cambodian experience for a three-credit study abroad course over winter break - Chinese Empire and the Cambodian Experience– devised in 2014 ...

Foreign Affairs

The Cambodia Daily - ‎22 hours ago‎
Every year, thousands of Cambodians like Mr. Veung pack their bags and leave the country for an undergraduate or graduate education overseas.

Remembrance of things past in Haiti and Cambodia

euronews - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Over the past few years Learning World has heard many inspiring stories about education in the face of adversity and trauma. Two reports that particularly touched us were in Haiti and Cambodia. In this edition we go back to see how things have progressed.
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Elephant Dies Due to Heatstroke After Carrying Tourist; Cambodia Vows to Reduce Elephant Work Hours

Nature World News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
An elephant used for tours in Cambodia died the other day due to exhaustion and heatstroke. Because of this, tour operators vow to lessen working hours of elephants.

Cambodian parade in Long Beach is for pride, not pain

Long Beach Press Telegram - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Dancers in traditional costumes perform in the 10th Annual Cambodian New Year Parade in Long Beach, Calif., on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

China ' s trade volume with Cambodia up 18% last year

China Daily - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
PHNOM PENH - Trade volume between China and Cambodia was valued at $4.4 billion in 2015, an 18 -percent increase year-on-year , Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo said Thursday . Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a ...

Russia to help safeguard Cambodia's Preah Vihar temple

Russia Beyond the Headlines - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Russia will join international efforts to help safeguard the UNESCO World Heritage Preah Vihar Hindu temple in Cambodia, The Khmer Times reported.

Cambodia Cancels Screening of Film About Murdered Environmentalist Chut Wutty

Global Voices Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Cambodian government has stopped the public screening of a documentary about the life and struggle of Chut Wutty, an environmentalist who was killed in 2012 while exposing the activities of an illegal logging plantation.

Laos and Cambodia tour with Voyages Jules Verne: review

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
You certainly do discover Laos and Cambodia, with four stops in Laos, three in Cambodia and various excursions. True, there are temples galore - and they're more or less all pretty impressive (especially Angkor Wat, despite the crowds) - but visits to ...

Cambodian elephant tour agency eases animals' workload

KRQE News 13 - ‎9 hours ago‎
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The owner of a company that provides elephant rides to tourists at Cambodia's fabled Angkor Wat temple complex has reduced the working hours of his animals after one collapsed and died in the debilitating heat ...

Oaktree volunteer prepares for Live Below The Line challenge to help Cambodia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Ms Macdonald will be among thousands of Australians taking part in the event run by Oaktree Australia to fight poverty in developing communities in Cambodia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea - $2 is the Australian equivalent of the extreme poverty ...
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Cambodia arrests rights defenders

Gulf Today - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
PHNOM PENH: Five Cambodian rights defenders have been arrested for graft, an official said on Friday, marking the latest sweep-up of government critics close to an alleged sex scandal involving an opposition leader.
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Cambodia's last royal turtles on verge of extinction

Times of India - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The royal turtle was initially believed extinct in Cambodia until 2000, when a small population was rediscovered in the Sre Ambel river.

Superstitious beliefs often the only recourse for Cambodia's sick

Southeast Asia Globe - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
He is, in actuality, one of Cambodia's legion of traditional spirit healers, known as kru khmer. They perform a variety of services, acting as something approaching a combination of doctor, therapist and priest, resolving issues as banal as personal ...
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