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Collapsed dreams: Cambodia construction workers risk lives for 'riches'

Sihanoukville - When Sam Sok took a $6-a-day job as a construction labourer in Sihanoukville she knew it could be dangerous, but the deaths of 28 workers in a building collapse -- with her nephew among the missing -- has laid bare the risks many like her face to earn ...

Seven people, including Chinese, charged over Cambodia building collapse

Sihanoukville - Seven people, including five Chinese nationals, have been charged with manslaughter or as accomplices to manslaughter in connection with a building collapse in Cambodia that killed 28 people and sparked anger over shoddy construction regulations.

Two survivors, three bodies pulled from collapsed Cambodia building

Sihanoukville - Two men were pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed Cambodian building on Monday, more than two days after a construction site accident that left at least 28 dead.

'No more survivors' in Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 24

Sihanoukville - The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continued Monday, as the death toll rose to 24 with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-storey Chinese-owned construction site.

Rescuers scour rubble as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 18

Phnom Penh - Victims of a Cambodia building collapse were buried alive as they slept, a survivor said Sunday, as the death toll at the Chinese-owned site rose to 18 and hopes faded for finding more survivors.

Seven dead in Cambodia building collapse

Phnom Penh - At least seven people died Saturday when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort, officials said, as rescuers scoured the giant rubble heap for survivors.

Three dead, more feared buried in Cambodia building collapse

Phnom Penh - At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early Saturday, officials said, with fears an unknown number of others may still be buried in the rubble.

Cambodia marks genocide atrocities with Day of Remembrance

Phnom Penh - Black-clad students reenacted the horrors of the Cambodian genocide at the "Killing Fields" on Monday to commemorate the two million people killed by the Khmer Rouge's murderous, Maoist regime.

Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years

Poipet - A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the southeast Asian neighbours.

Cambodia PM blasts 'interference' as EU trade deal threatens

Phnom Penh - Cambodian premier Hun Sen warned against interference in the country's affairs Tuesday, his first comments since the European Union launched steps to cancel trade benefits that would hammer the local garment industry.

Cambodia celebrates 40th anniversary of Khmer Rouge ouster

Phnom Penh - Tens of thousands of Cambodians packed a stadium in Phnom Penh Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime -- a day strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen called the country's "second birthday".

Bricked in by poverty, Cambodia's farmers fight debt bondage

Phnom Penh - Bopha should be in school but instead toils seven days a week in a searing brick kiln on the outskirts of Phnom Penh -- a 14-year-old trapped in debt bondage in a boom industry preying on the poverty of Cambodia's farmers.

'Under the table': Cambodia's surrogate mothers risk jail for Chinese couples

Phnom Penh - Pregnant and scared, Yin hides in a house on the outskirts of Phnom Penh -- one of an untold number of Cambodian surrogate mothers risking jail time for lucrative payouts from Chinese clients.

Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory

Phnom Penh - Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country's largest ivory bust.

'Sold by my brother': the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

Phnom Penh - Everyone did well from Nary's marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.

Cambodia to ease grip on opposition, media as EU threats loom

Phnom Penh - Cambodia said Monday that banned opposition members may be allowed back into political life and shuttered media outlets could reopen as the EU considers pulling a trade deal the country is loath to lose.

Key moments in the trial of two senior Khmer Rouge leaders

Phnom Penh - Senior Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan on Friday were sentenced to life in prison on charges of genocide, a landmark verdict since the UN-backed tribunal launched in 2006.

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

Phnom Penh - Two top leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall of a brutal regime that presided over the deaths of a quarter of the population.

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

Phnom Penh - Two top leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall of a brutal regime that presided over the deaths of a quarter of the population.

Khmer Rouge leaders to face genocide verdict for first time

Phnom Penh - Two senior leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime face a verdict Friday on genocide charges, in a ruling that experts say will bring down the curtain on the troubled UN-backed tribunal's quest for justice.
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