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Cambodia PM gives ultimatum to Laos over 'border invasion'

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's prime minister on Friday issued a six-day ultimatum to Laos to pull back troops who have allegedly trespassed into a border area or face a military response.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

- It has survived centuries of monsoon rains, a US bombing campaign and rampant looting.Now the ancient temple city of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia is finally ready for a renaissance -- and is teasing tourists to its forest-cocooned ruins.

Cambodian political commentator jailed for 18 months

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian political analyst was jailed for 18 months on Thursday for accusing prime minister Hun Sen's ruling party of having a hand in the murder of prominent government critic.

Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong

Phnom Penh - Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation.

Chinese nude photo scam suspects arrested in Cambodia

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has arrested more than 200 Chinese men and women suspected of running an online scam that persuaded victims to send nude photographs and then extorted them for cash, police said Thursday.

Cambodia jails Australian nurse over surrogacy clinic

Phnom Penh - An Australian nurse who ran surrogacy services in Cambodia that matched foreign couples with local women was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday, as authorities in the impoverished kingdom tackle the "rent-a-womb" businesses.

Cambodia PM orders closure of child sex slave charity

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's premier Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered a Christian charity that rescues child sex slaves to be shut down, after it featured in a recent CNN report that he described as an "insult" to his country.

Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex

Phnom Penh - Archaeologists have unearthed a large, centuries-old statue that is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia's world-famous Angkor temple complex.

Cries for justice on anniversary of Cambodia critic's murder

Takeo - Thousands gathered on Sunday at the grave of a prominent Cambodian critic who was gunned down a year ago in a murder that sparked widespread anger and scepticism over the alleged killer's motives.

Top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-backed trial

Phnom Penh - One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia's ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected the label of "murderer" in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial.

Surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia's poorest despite ban

Takeo - Peeling a mango inside her rickety wooden shack, Chhum Long explains how her daughter's decision to nurture a Western couple's baby in her womb helped her family buy two desperately needed items: a metal roof and a motorbike.

Hatchlings raise hope for Cambodia's endangered 'Royal Turtle'

Phnom Penh - The birth of nine Cambodian royal turtle hatchlings has sparked hope for the future of a species on the brink of extinction, conservationists said Wednesday.

Cambodia bans human breast milk exports to US

Phnom Penh - Cambodia officially banned selling and exporting locally-pumped human breast milk on Tuesday, after reports exposed how women were turning to the controversial trade to boost meagre incomes in one of Southeast Asia's poorest countries.

Wild elephants rescued from muddy bomb crater in Cambodia

Phnom Penh - Eleven wild elephants, including a baby, were rescued from a mud-filled bomb crater in Cambodia on Saturday after languishing in the swampy waters for four days, an environmental official said.

Cambodia suspends human breast milk exports to US

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has temporarily stopped an American company from exporting locally-pumped human breast milk, AFP has learned, after reports highlighted how some of the country's poorest women were supplementing their income through the trade.

Cambodia PM empowers court to dissolve rival parties

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's parliament passed a law Monday giving judges sweeping powers to dissolve political parties, a move seen as a brazen attempt by premier Hun Sen to checkmate his opponents ahead of next year's polls.

Angelina Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia

Siem Reap - Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox.

Cambodian opposition prepares for polls without leader

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's opposition party will head into local elections without a president after its founder's shock resignation, a party spokesman said Sunday, confirming his position would not be filled until 2018.

Cambodia opposition leader resigns for 'sake of party'

Phnom Penh - The self-exiled leader of Cambodia's opposition party said Saturday he would resign his post, a shock blow to a movement struggling to unseat the country's authoritarian premier.

Cambodia to arrest three behind photoshopped image of king

Phnom Penh - Cambodian police on Monday said they planned to arrest three suspects, including one believed to be in Thailand, for being behind an offensive photoshopped image of the country's king that placed him in a gay porn scene.
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