Cambodia orders probe into mass HIV infection

2014-12-18 16:11

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered a probe into an apparent mass HIV infection believed to have been spread by contaminated needles, as the number of suspected cases passes 100.

Cambodia nightclub fire kills 5

2014-11-18 09:22

Five people, including a foreign holidaymaker, have died in a fire at a nightclub in Cambodia’s north-western tourist hub of Siem Reap, police say.

Cambodian fireworks tragedy 'not a big deal'

2014-11-03 10:00

A faulty fireworks blast that killed one man during a coronation anniversary event for the Cambodian king last week has been described by the country's defence minister as “not a big deal”, a report says.

Cambodian soldier flees after killing commander

2014-10-24 09:25

A Cambodian soldier is on the run after allegedly killing his younger commander with a machete for intervening in a marital dispute, a report says.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

2014-09-16 19:29

Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

Mother and daughter killed by hornets in Cambodia

2014-08-15 17:16

A Vietnamese woman and her two-year-old daughter were stung to death by hornets after their fishing boat collided with a nest.

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

2014-07-29 09:42

The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again, as a UN-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide.

Cambodian worker exodus to hit Thai businesses

2014-06-17 16:40

Thai officials say that the mass departure of Cambodian labourers would dent the economy as thousands more migrant workers pour across the border.

Khmer statues returned to Cambodia

2014-06-03 22:00

Cambodia has officially welcomed the return of three ancient statues looted from the kingdom more than 40 years ago.

Cambodia remembers victims on 'Day of Anger'

2014-05-20 16:41

About 1 000 people marked Cambodia's annual "Day of Anger" against the genocidal former Khmer Rouge regime, with black-clad students wielding hoes and bamboo sticks to mimic their crimes in the late 1970s.

Cambodia arrests suspect in Dutch murder

2014-04-30 16:16

Cambodian police say they had arrested a man who confessed to the murder of a Dutch woman in a brutal attack that left her two-year-old daughter critically wounded.

US soldiers' remains repatriated from Cambodia

2014-04-02 11:48

Remains believed to be those of three American servicemen killed in Cambodia more than four decades ago during the Vietnam War have been repatriated for identification in the US.

Cambodia arrests 2 men with 80 kg of ivory

2014-02-17 19:23

Cambodian police have arrested two men allegedly trying to smuggle almost 80kg of illicit ivory from Africa.

Jealous lover attacks wedding

2014-01-26 13:26

A jealous lover is believed to have been behind the throwing of a grenade at a wedding party in Cambodia, in which 9 people were killed and 30 were wounded.

Cambodian garment workers return

2014-01-07 18:28

Thousands of garment workers have returned to work in Cambodia, ending a two-week pay dispute and unrest over political rivalries.


Python on the loose in Cambodian capital

2014-12-01 13:17

A python escaped from the house of a government official and is on the loose in the Cambodian capital, a local newspaper reports.

$123 wage proposal for textile workers

2014-11-12 14:45

Cambodian garment workers are to get a salary rise of $23 per month, taking their minimum wage to $123, if the government accepts the proposal.

Alleged rapist cop freed after paying off victim's family

2014-11-03 11:05

A Cambodian police officer has been released from custody after paying off the family of a teenager he allegedly raped, a report says.

3 charged with killing Cambodian woman

2014-10-27 07:35

Three people in Cambodia have been charged with the murder of a woman, they believed to be a witch behind a spate of unexplained deaths in their community.

Cambodian officers 'kill' anti-logging journalist

2014-10-13 08:41

Two Cambodian police officers and a soldier have been arrested in the murder of a journalist who was investigating illegal logging, local media report.

Cambodia opposition gets more sway in parliament

2014-08-26 16:08

Cambodia's opposition has boosted its influence in a parliament long controlled by the ruling party, winning a deputy chairperson post and assurances of greater legislative sway under a new deal.

Court jails Khmer Rouge leaders for life

2014-08-07 10:04

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been jailed for life after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by Cambodia's UN-backed court, the first-ever sentences for leaders of the murderous regime.

Charity school ‘pimped’ out students to donors

2014-07-08 13:18

The Cambodian director of a school charity has been arrested for allegedly selling the sexual services of his teenage students to foreigners who disguised their payments as donations.

New 'Wolf Snake' species discovered in Cambodia

2014-06-11 09:15

A new species of snake, dubbed the "wolf snake" for its distinctive long fangs, has been discovered in Cambodia's remote Cardamon Mountains, a researcher says.

Scandal-hit Cambodian sex activist resigns

2014-05-29 12:34

One of the world's best-known anti-sex slavery activists has resigned from her foundation after questions were raised about her shocking story of being sold into a brothel as a child.

Cambodians flock to 'lucky' python after lotto win

2014-05-15 10:35

A nesting python in Cambodia has been drawing crowds after a man reportedly received winning lottery numbers from it.

Dutch woman murdered, baby critical in Cambodia

2014-04-28 18:59

A Dutch woman has been found stabbed to death while her two-year-old baby daughter was critically wounded in an attack at their home in Cambodia, according to police.

Cambodian boy dies of bird flu

2014-03-10 13:44

An 11-year-old Cambodian boy has died of bird flu, a hospital official says, the impoverished kingdom's third confirmed fatality - all children - from the illness this year.


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Cambodian 'sorcerer' decapitated by villagers

2014-01-20 19:05

A Cambodian man has been decapitated after he was accused of being a sorcerer in a nation where belief in black magic remains strong, police say.

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