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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.

Keyboard predators: SE Asia's kids targeted by online paedophiles

Bangkok - Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children's charities warn...

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.

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.

Cambodia PM warns at UN against questioning of one-party election

New York - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Friday against any questioning of the legitimacy of his controversial reelection after a top UN official doubted whether the polls could be regarded as democratic.

Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

Phnom Penh - An Australian filmmaker who received a royal pardon from Cambodia will be deported Saturday, immigration officials said, a day after he was released from a six-year sentence in a case Human Rights Watch has called "a ludicrous charade".

Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

Phnom Penh - An Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia received a royal pardon and was released Friday, less than a month after he was sentenced to six years in prison in a case observers slammed as a farce.

Cambodia opposition leader released from prison on bail

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha was released from jail early Monday a year after he was detained on treason charges, as the country's strongman ruler loosens his grip on opponents after sweeping one-sided elections.

Cambodian parliament launches era of one-party rule

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's new parliament met for the first time Wednesday, launching an era of one-party rule after an uncontested election handed the ruling party of strongman Hun Sen all 125 seats.

Australian filmmaker jailed for six years for Cambodia 'espionage'

Phnom Penh - An Australian filmmaker was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday after being convicted of espionage in Cambodia in a case that Human Rights Watch slammed as a "ludicrous charade".

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again

Phnom Penh - Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail Wednesday after almost a year in jail on treason charges that critics say were trumped up by premier Hun Sen to gift himself a free run in last month's election.

Cambodia ruling party sweeps parliament after vote with no opposition

Phnom Penh - Cambodian leader Hun Sen has swept all seats in parliament after holding an election with no opposition, as the country settles into one-party rule and a government that could face questions of legitimacy on the world stage.

One-party rule 'terrible setback' for Cambodia: opposition chief

Bonnieux - The co-founder of Cambodia's disbanded opposition has decried the landslide victory of Hun Sen's ruling party in an uncontested poll as a "terrible setback", urging a campaign of non-cooperation with the next government.

Cambodian PM hails 'free, fair' elections despite criticism

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen on Tuesday hailed this week's elections as "free, fair and just" after a controversial vote with no viable opposition drew criticism from Washington and the European Union.
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Inhabitants of Prey Lang demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
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Folowers of the jailed broadcaster/journalist display banners and calendar showing days already served in prison.
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A photo of Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.
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Bones from Cambodian Khmer Rouge policy of social cleansing, after rise of Khmer Rouge linked to US carpet bombing.
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Screengrab of the Bhima statue on a Cambodian news channel.
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A temple at Koh Ker.
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Mam Sonando, likely facing a Buddhist Temple near his radio station, before followers
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Journalists watch a live video feed of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in the courtroom during their trial at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on August 7, 2014
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Mam Sonando is serving a 20-year prison sentence on charges widely condemned as exaggerated, following critical remarks about Prime Minister Hun Sen
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Photographic display of inmates at Tuol Sleng
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Illegal logging in the Cardamom Mountain, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.
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An aerial view of Phnom Penh is seen in this photograph from 2012.
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Preah Vihear Temple, an 11th century Hindu temple created during the Khlmer Empire.
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Rice field rats are sold live to consumers in Vietnam where they are considered a delicacy.
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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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The Indochinese tiger is now "functionally extinct" in Cambodia.
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