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Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairy tale'

Phnom Penh - A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child's fairy tale" at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape.

New Zealander wanted over broken statue in Cambodia's Angkor complex

Phnom Penh - Cambodian authorities say they are hunting a New Zealand tourist who allegedly destroyed a statue while illegally staying overnight at the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

Earth's most wondrous cities narrowed to 14 finalists

Barcelona - The modern seven most wondrous cities of the world will be revealed Dec. 7 from a list of 14 finalists scattered throughout Earth's six inhabited continents.

Angkor Wat hosts first international marathon

Phnom Pen - Cambodia hosted the first Angkor Empire Marathon on August 17 at the Angkor Wt complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The men's full marathon was won by Japanese comedian Neko Hiroshi. The women's full marathon was won by France's Messina Veionique.

Meeting the need for meat: Cambodia's rat-meat exports

The thought of eating rat meat is enough to turn many people's stomachs. Rats are generally considered to be vermin-carrying pests in many societies today, and are often associated with filth and disease. But human food preferences differ widely.

Former Khmer Rouge leaders convicted of crimes against humanity

Phnom Penh - The top two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, the 1970's Maoist group that killed millions of Cambodians during its five years in power, were convicted of crimes against humanity Thursday and sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life

Phnom Penh - Two Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Phnom Penh - Two former Khmer Rouge leaders face a verdict Thursday over allegations of crimes against humanity at Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal, the first time rulers of the murderous regime will be judged in a court.

Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge leaders start genocide trial

Phnom Penh - Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began their second trial at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Wednesday on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.

Genocide trial of two Khmer Rouge leaders

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court was Wednesday set to begin a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.

Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.

Hidden paintings found at Angkor Wat

Long-lost paintings that are almost 500 years old have been re-discovered on the walls of the ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia by a researcher from the Australian National University (ANU).

Fear at the border: Cambodian migrants flee Thailand

- In a flight fuelled by rumours of killings and arrests, construction worker Chim Phon joined 180,000 fellow Cambodians in a mass exodus from Thailand and to an uncertain future back home.

Probe shows French family were murdered in Cambodia

Phnom Penh - A Frenchman and his four young children, whose skeletal remains were found in a submerged car in Cambodia two years ago, were murdered, a judge said Tuesday, after a probe by forensic experts.

Google launches digital tour of Cambodia's Angkor Wat

- Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.

Two-year-old Cambodian girl dies of bird flu

Phnom Penh - A two-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, becoming the country's fourth confirmed fatality -- all children -- from the deadly virus this year, health authorities said Monday.The girl from the southern province of Kampot died on Friday a day...

Thai troops accused of killing 15 Cambodian loggers

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's military on Friday accused Thai troops of killing 15 villagers who illegally crossed the border to log for valuable timber.A Thai official denied the allegation.Twelve loggers were shot dead on March 5 -- followed by three more a week later ...

Cambodian boy dies of bird flu in second death for 2014

Phnom Penh - A three-year-old Cambodian boy has died of bird flu, the health ministry said Friday, in the country's second fatality this year.The boy, from a village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, died in hospital on Sunday.

Cambodia bans smoking shisha and e-cigarettes

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up smoking.The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) ordered authorities to imme...

Cambodia police use smoke grenades to end protest over TV licence

Phnom Penh - Cambodian riot police on Monday used smoke grenades and electric batons to disperse demonstrators in the capital demanding a government licence for an independent television station.
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