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'Like' me, 'like' me: Cambodian PM woos youth vote online

Phnom Penh - Looking more avuncular than authoritarian, Cambodian premier Hun Sen crouches for a selfie for his Facebook page with young scouts -- part of a social media blitz selling the strongman's cuddlier side as he seeks to extend a 30-year grip on power.

Rare Cambodian elephant footage raises survival hopes

Phnom Penh - Rare footage of an elephant herd roaming through Cambodia's biggest forest sanctuary signals the success of a 14-year conservation programme and raises hopes for the endangered species' survival, an environment group said on Friday.

Over 200 people infected with HIV by unlicensed Cambodian doctor

Phnom Penh - It has been a year since an unlicensed Cambodian doctor was initially charged over an apparent mass HIV infection outbreak in a remote village after admitting he reused needles when treating patients. He has now been jailed for 25 years.

Cambodia police 'will arrest' opposition chief on his return

Phnom Penh - Cambodian police vowed to arrest opposition leader Sam Rainsy if he returns to the kingdom as planned on Monday night, in a move condemned as a political attack by the country's strongman prime minister on his main rival.

Cambodia opposition leader faces arrest as political tensions surge

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian court Friday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy over an old, unserved defamation sentence amid a surge of political tension between him and strongman premier Hun Sen.

Khmer Rouge cadres held killing competitions, court hears

Phnom Penh - Guards at a Khmer Rouge death camp held competitions to see how many prisoners they could murder in an hour, a court heard Monday, the latest harrowing testimony at the trial of two top regime leaders.

Khmer Rouge 'first lady' Ieng Thirith dies: Cambodia tribunal

Phnom Penh - The former "first lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, Ieng Thirith, died Saturday, according to a UN-backed tribunal which stayed its trial of her in 2012 on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity due to her ill health.

16 dead in Cambodian bus plunge: police

Phnom Penh - At least 16 Cambodians were killed and 23 others injured on Thursday after a bus plummeted off a mountain road, police said.

Arrests made at Cambodia NGO law protest

Phnom Penh - Cambodian authorities arrested six demonstrators Sunday as they protested against the recent passing of a controversial law regulating non-governmental organisations, officials and a rights group said.

Cambodian activists' relatives decry jail terms

Phnom Penh - Relatives of Cambodian opposition members and activists jailed for up to 20 years for insurrection over clashes at a protest expressed shock Wednesday at the severe sentences, decrying them as politically-motivated.

Cambodian property tycoon charged over TV star assault

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Saturday charged and detained a wanted property tycoon over the assault of a popular TV actress after a video of the vicious attack sparked widespread anger and calls from the premier to give himself up.

Thousands mark funeral of top Cambodian politician formerly in K.Rouge

Phnom Penh - Thousands of Cambodians lined the streets of Phnom Penh Friday to mark the lavish funeral of Chea Sim, a former Khmer Rouge official who became a key figure in the country's ruling political party.

Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon: Official

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Sunday deported an on-the-run Russian tycoon accused of embezzling tens of millions of dollars in a real estate scam, officials said.

Tourists in court for cheeky nude snaps at Cambodia's Angkor

Phnom Penh - Three tourists appeared in a Cambodian court Monday accused of taking photographs of their bare bottoms inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, an official said on Monday.

Cambodia's Prime Minister refusing to pay $5,000 boxing bet

Apparently, Cambodian strong-man Hun Sen isn't the type of leader who puts his money where his mouth is. He placed a $5,000 bet on the Mayweather-Pacquiao match, but is refusing to pay up.

Cambodia marks 40 years since evacuation of Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh - Tearful survivors on Friday marked 40 years to the day since the Khmer Rouge marched on Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding a terror that would kill a quarter of Cambodians and leave the capital a ghost town.

Capital to ghost town: 40 years since Phnom Penh evacuation

Phnom Penh - When black-clad Khmer Rouge soldiers first charged into Phnom Penh they were welcomed with cheers, remembers Chhung Kong, a teacher in the Cambodian capital during the seventies.

Massive food poisoning incident at international conference

Siem Reap - A high number of food poisoning cases have been reported at a recent World Vision conference at Siem Reap, north-western Cambodia. The incident is being investigated.

US First Lady urges Cambodian girls to hold leaders accountable

Siem Reap - Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting US president's wife to Cambodia.

Op-Ed: McCain backs mass-murderer Kissinger, calls protesters 'scum'

Washington - Who is a "low-life scum," a man who green-lighted a genocide in which a third of a nation's population was slaughtered, or protesters who get in his face for that, and other crimes against humanity?
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