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31 French tourists test positive in Cambodia virus cluster

Phnom Penh - Thirty-one French nationals from the same tour group in Cambodia tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend and have been put under quarantine in a hotel.

Visitors vanish from Asia's most visited sites

Siem Reap - As dawn breaks the unmistakable tapered towers of Angkor Wat emerge from the gloom - but for once there are no tourists jostling on its steps to capture Cambodia's most famous sunrise.

Cruise ship crew given virus all-clear in Cambodia

Sihanoukville - The crew of a US cruise ship were given the all-clear from the deadly new coronavirus on Thursday, as Cambodia's strongman premier suggested a former passenger who tested positive had caught it after leaving the country.

Elated passengers leave Cambodia cruise ship after virus all-clear

Sihanoukville - Dozens of passengers stuck for nearly a week on a US cruise ship in Cambodia disembarked Wednesday, after being given the all-clear from a deadly coronavirus.

Cambodia PM defends ship docking despite virus diagnosis

Sihanoukville - Cambodia's strongman premier defended on Tuesday his decision to allow a US cruise ship to dock despite at least one passenger later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, while authorities scrambled to track down hundreds that came in contact wi...

Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears

Phnom Penh - A scramble intensified Monday to trace passengers from a US cruise liner allowed to disembark in Cambodia despite at least one traveller later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.

Cruise operator races to track Cambodia passengers over virus fears

Phnom Penh - A US cruise operator is working to track down hundreds of passengers who disembarked a luxury liner in Cambodia after one traveller was later diagnosed with the deadly new coronavirus.

Malaysia insists virus diagnosis from cruise passenger is correct

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia insisted Sunday it had correctly diagnosed coronavirus in an elderly American woman from the Westerdam cruise ship despite all passengers having been given a clean bill of health when they disembarked in Cambodia.

Cruise passengers land after two weeks at sea over virus fears

Sihanoukville - Passengers on a cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus finally began disembarking in Cambodia on Friday.

US cruise ship blocked over virus fears docks in Cambodia

Sihanoukville - A US cruise ship blocked from several Asian ports over concerns that a passenger could have been infected with the new coronavirus docked at a Cambodian pier Thursday, as frustrated holidaymakers expressed hope their ordeal may soon be over.

China declines Cambodia PM's request to visit virus epicentre

Bejing - China turned down a request from Cambodia's leader Hun Sen to visit the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak to comfort stranded Cambodian students as it could not "properly arrange" a trip to locked-down Wuhan city, state media said Wednesday....

Treason trial opens for Cambodia opposition leader

Phnom Penh - The treason trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha opened Wednesday, more than two years after his arrest in a case decried by his family as a "farce" and described by the US as politically motivated.

Cambodia building collapse death toll hits 36 as rescue called off

The search for victims in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Cambodia drew to a close Sunday with the final death toll at 36 -- the latest tragedy in a string of deadly construction accidents.

Search for survivors as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 7

- Hundreds of soldiers and rescuers frantically picked through the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Cambodia on Saturday looking for bodies as the death toll from the disaster rose to seven.

Cambodian opposition leader still to face treason trial: PM

Phnom Penh - Cambodian opposition figure Kem Sokha, freshly freed from house arrest, will still stand trial for treason, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday.

Cambodia PM orders release of opposition members jailed for 'coup' bid

Phnom Penh - Cambodian leader Hun Sen ordered the release Thursday of dozens of opponents and activists that authorities accused of helping his arch-rival plot a coup.

Cambodia opposition figure says pressure growing on Hun Sen

Kuala Lumpur - Cambodia's self-exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he had not given up on getting home after an initial bid to return was thwarted, and external pressure on strongman Hun Sen would force him to change course.

'It's a sin': Cambodia's brutal and shadowy dog meat trade

Siem Reap - Cambodian dog meat traders drown, strangle and stab thousands of canines a day in a shadowy but sprawling business that traumatises workers and exposes them to deadly health risks like rabies.

Cambodia lifts house arrest restrictions on opposition figure

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has freed a prominent opposition figure from house arrest more than two years after he was charged with treason, a court spokesperson told AFP on Sunday, after attempts by his colleagues to return to the country were thwarted.

Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead arrives in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Cambodia's exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia Saturday as he sought to get home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security was ramped up at the kingdom's borders and in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia opposition figure not giving up on bid to get home

Kuala Lumpur - A senior Cambodian opposition figure Friday accused strongman Hun Sen of a "gross" human rights violation by seeking to stop exiled members of her party from returning home this weekend, insisting they had not given up.

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition figure

Kuala Lumpur - A senior Cambodian opposition figure was detained in Malaysia as she tried to fly home for the planned return of her exiled party leader, authorities said Thursday, in another win for strongman Hun Sen.

Cambodia says British tourist death was accidental drowning

Phnom Penh - A 21-year-old British tourist whose body was found floating in the sea off the Cambodian coast accidentally drowned, an official said Friday, ruling out foul play after a days-long search grabbed international headlines.

Body of missing British tourist found off Cambodia coast

Phnom Penh - The body of a 21-year-old British tourist was found floating in the sea more than a week after she went missing from a Cambodian island, police told AFP on Thursday.

Family joins desperate search for Brit tourist in Cambodia

The family of a 21-year-old British tourist who went missing on a Cambodian island a week ago boarded boats with authorities Wednesday to continue a meticulous search around the waters and dense jungle territory.

Six Cambodians held as hopes fade for missing British tourist

Phnom Penh - Six Cambodians have been held for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a 21-year-old British woman who went missing on an island popular with backpackers, as police on Tuesday said hopes were fading of finding her alive.

Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for missing Brit tourist

Phnom Penh - Cambodia deployed soldiers, police and divers to scour an island popular with backpackers after a British tourist went missing there four days ago, an official told AFP on Monday.

Cambodian PM fires arrest warning to fans of his arch-rival

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's premier Hun Sen on Wednesday threatened to arrest supporters of his nemesis Sam Rainsy if they mobilise for the opposition figurehead's much-trumpeted return from self-exile next month.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Crowds gathered for the funeral of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, paying their final respects to a man considered the chief ideologue of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Former Khmer Rouge cadres and relatives paid their final respects to "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, ahead of a cremation ceremony in Cambodia for the man considered the chief ideologue of the murderous regime.
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Photographic display of inmates at Tuol Sleng
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Rice field rats are sold live to consumers in Vietnam where they are considered a delicacy.
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Preah Vihear Temple, an 11th century Hindu temple created during the Khlmer Empire.
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Folowers of the jailed broadcaster/journalist display banners and calendar showing days already served in prison.
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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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A photo of Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.
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A temple at Koh Ker.
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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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Illegal logging in the Cardamom Mountain, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.
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Inhabitants of Prey Lang demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
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The Indochinese tiger is now "functionally extinct" in Cambodia.
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Screengrab of the Bhima statue on a Cambodian news channel.
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Mam Sonando, likely facing a Buddhist Temple near his radio station, before followers
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An aerial view of Phnom Penh is seen in this photograph from 2012.
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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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