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Stories with place: Cambodia
  • Cambodia bars cars near Angkor Wat temple to ease congestion story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 9:48 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The main road alongside Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple is now off-limits to cars as authorities seek to ease traffic jams at the site that draws 2.1 million tourists a year.

  • Cambodia sending students home early to cope with heat wave 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:19 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heat wave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal? story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 1:54 am

    Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.

  • Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.

  • Cambodia: 5 rights activists helped hide politician's affair 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:39 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian authorities arrested five human rights workers Friday on accusations they tried to help cover up a woman's affair with the deputy leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. The action is the latest in a series by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government putting legal pressure on its critics and political opponents.

  • 64 hurt when packed Cambodian garment worker truck flips 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 1:18 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - An overloaded truck carrying Cambodian garment workers swerved and flipped over after a tire exploded Wednesday, leaving 64 passengers injured including several in critical condition, authorities said.

  • Cambodian elephant tour agency eases animals' workload 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 12:25 pm

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The owner of a company that provides elephant rides to tourists at Cambodia's fabled Angkor Wat temple complex has reduced the working hours of his animals after one collapsed and died in the debilitating heat enveloping Southeast Asia.

  • PM Hun Sen says all Cambodians must help deal with drought 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 9:31 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The prime minister Tuesday called upon all elements in Cambodian society to mobilize to help deal with the worst drought in at least four decades, which has left about two-thirds of the country's 25 provinces short of water for drinking and other necessities.

  • Cambodian ruling party sues commentator for defamation 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 11:55 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's ruling party filed a complaint Monday accusing a prominent social commentator of criminal defamation for saying the party manipulated a sex scandal involving an opposition leader.

  • Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:51 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.

  • Chinese foreign minister praises Cambodia for support 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 5:59 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - China's top diplomat praised Cambodia for its support of Beijing's positions on world affairs as he ended a visit to one of the country's closest allies in Southeast Asia on Friday.

  • Defender of Cambodia's dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 12:44 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is "just a game" and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades helping poor villagers fight poaching of precious tropical forests.

  • Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 9:46 pm

    NEW DELHI - Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.

  • California man suing over his 20-year Cambodian prison term 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 10:35 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A Southern California man who's serving a 20-year prison sentence in Cambodia is suing that government, saying he was framed by a brutal and repressive regime.

  • Cambodian envoy to South Korea charged with corruption 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 10:23 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's ambassador to South Korea was charged Thursday with corruption-related offenses, with investigators saying his assets increased by $3 million during his two years as envoy.

  • Cambodia to repopulate forests with tigers from abroad 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 4:54 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has unveiled a plan to reintroduce tigers from abroad into the dry forests of the country, where the big cat has become virtually extinct thanks to poaching, conservation officials said Wednesday.

  • Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 8:08 am

    Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream.