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Thousands in funeral march for slain Cambodia activist

Phnom Penh - Tens of thousands of Cambodians on Sunday joined the funeral procession of a prominent government critic whose murder in broad daylight has raised suspicions of a hit job in country with a long history of political violence.

Hundreds join funeral of murdered Cambodian critic

Phnom Penh - Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral Monday of a prominent Cambodian political commentator gunned down in broad daylight, as the country's premier vowed a thorough investigation.

Prominent Cambodian critic gunned down in daylight hit

Phnom Penh - A prominent Cambodian political analyst known for his trenchant criticism of the government was shot dead Sunday morning at a convenience store, police said.

Cambodia PM U-turns on 'glorious & supreme' title

Phnom Penh - Cambodian premier Hun Sen backed down Friday from a government order requiring journalists to refer to him as "glorious, supreme prime minister and powerful commander" in all news reports.

Cambodia cracks down on scantily-clad visitors to Angkor

Phnom Penh - Tourists showing cleavage or wearing skimpy clothes will be banned from Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex, authorities said Thursday, after a slew of photos emerged of scantily-clad visitors at the sacred site.

Cambodian PM heads huge business empire: Watchdog

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family have built a multi-million-dollar business empire spanning the impoverished country's most lucrative sectors, a watchdog said Thursday, warning foreign investors against bankrolling his regime.

Lasers uncover hidden secrets of Cambodia's ancient cities

Phnom Penh - Unprecedented new details of medieval cities hidden under jungle in Cambodia near Angkor Wat have been revealed using lasers, archaeologists said Sunday, shedding new light on the civilisation behind the world's largest religious complex.

Cambodian soldiers jailed for assaulting opposition MPs

Phnom Penh - Three soldiers from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's elite bodyguard unit were sentenced to one year in prison Friday for beating up two opposition lawmakers, a case a human rights group has called a "blatant cover-up".

Do you know who I am? Cambodia's 'supreme prime minister' Hun Sen

Phnom Penh - The media in Cambodia has been ordered to write the full title of strongman Hun Sen in all reports, a lengthy honorific loosely translated as 'glorious, supreme prime minister and powerful commander'.

Using tip-offs, stealth Cambodia's paedophile hunters go to work

Siem Reap - Using tip-offs, stakeouts and stealth, civilian investigators are playing a crucial role in helping Cambodian police track down foreign paedophiles, as they battle to spread the message that the impoverished nation will no longer be a playground for ab...

Cambodia charges six as MP 'sex scandal' deepens

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian court on Monday charged six people -- including a local United Nations employee -- over an alleged attempt to bribe a woman so she would deny an affair with a top opposition party member.

Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian tour operator said Tuesday it would reduce work hours for elephants during high temperatures following the collapse and death of an animal which had been ferrying tourists in 40C heat.

Cambodian passenger train rumbles back to life

Phnom Penh - Packed passenger trains are rolling out of Cambodia's capital for the first time in over a decade this week, as a railway service running down to the country's southern coast resumes after years of suspension.

Cambodia's tigers are now 'functionally extinct' says WWF

Conservationists conceded on Wednesday that tigers in Cambodia are "functionally extinct" due to poaching and habitat loss, even as they announced a bold plan to reintroduce the magnificent animals back into the wild.

Tokyo dreams fuel Cambodia's first disabled basketballers

Battambang - Slamming into each other with a metallic crunch, Cambodia's first women's wheelchair basketball team are changing attitudes to disability in a nation where unexploded landmines claim new victims every week but physical impairments are scorned.

Cambodia rescues half a tonne of smuggled tortoises, pythons

Kandal - Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a tonne of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers, a forestry official said Tuesday, the latest haul in a country with a thriving illegal wildlife trade.

California sex offender sought new victims in Cambodia

San Francisco - Being a registered sex offender didn't stop a San Francisco-area man from flying to Cambodia to have sex with girls as young as eight and preferably weighing less than 70 pounds, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Bronze workshop and new towers discovered at Angkor Wat

Phnom Pen - Angkor Wat, the immense temple complex in Cambodia, might be larger and more extensive than previously thought, with new structures discovered below the ground.

Witness recounts Khmer Rouge cannibalism

Phnom Penh - An ethnic Muslim former prisoner of the Khmer Rouge regime on Monday told a court that he was forced to witness the execution of a woman whose liver was then removed and cooked in front of him.

Op-Ed: Australian Defence White Paper gets flak from all sides

Sydney - A White Paper has thrown a few explosives in to the long-running debate/ cursing competition about Australia’s defence budget. An annual budget of over $50 billion per year in future and $150 billion for 12 submarines hasn’t gone down well.
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