Cambodia


American gets 10 years for buying child sex in Cambodia

2016-06-14 09:04

Cambodia sentenced an American man to a decade in jail for sexually abusing girls as young as five, the latest effort to punish foreign paedophiles in the impoverished country.

Cambodian heatwave affects schoolchildren

2016-05-02 21:23

Cambodia's education ministry has shortened the school day by one hour to help schoolchildren cope with a heatwave.

Heatwave kills fish in Cambodian lake

2016-04-26 18:10

The natural phenomenon El Nino is blamed for low water levels and rising temperatures.

Seven dead after car plunges into Cambodian river

2016-04-04 12:14

Seven people including five children drowned in Cambodia when a car packed with passengers slipped off a ferry and plunged into a river.

Cambodia probes new village HIV outbreak

2016-02-22 09:55

Cambodia health officials are screening hundreds of villagers for HIV after 14 locals tested positive for the virus, sparking fears of a fresh outbreak.

France returns head of Hindu statue

2016-01-21 21:49

The head of a 7th century statue of the Hindu deity Harihara has been returned by France and reattached to its body for display in Cambodia.

5 dead, 65 injured in Cambodian garment worker truck crash

2016-01-12 12:01

Two trucks transporting Cambodian garment workers to their factory crashes, killing five of the workers and injuring 65 others, officials say.

Tourists help elephants get love and care in Cambodia

2015-12-09 15:58

Visitors from all over the world go to Cambodia for the chance to interact with the behemoth creatures by washing them, feeding them, playing with them and, of course, getting selfies with them.

Cambodian doctor guilty of infecting patients with HIV

2015-12-03 09:42

An unlicensed Cambodian doctor has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday after he was found guilty of infecting more than 200 people with HIV, including some who later died.

Monk charged with child prostitution

2015-11-11 17:51

A senior monk in Cambodia who confessed to sexually abusing 10 novices and then paying them to keep quiet, is to stand trial for child prostitution.

 

Cambodia PM now Lord

2016-05-12 18:11

For years, some Cambodian media have referred to the country's leader simply as Prime Minister Hun Sen, but authorities are now warning that has to stop.

59 hurt when packed Cambodian garment worker truck tips over

2016-04-27 12:33

An overloaded truck carrying Cambodian garment workers has swerved and tipped over after a tire exploded, leaving 59 passengers injured including several in critical condition.

Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild

2016-04-25 18:54

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 warns.

Cambodia rescues tortoises, pythons

2016-03-29 20:44

Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a ton of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers.

2 Cambodian kids die hitting discarded rocket with an axe

2016-02-08 09:46

Two Cambodian children have been killed trying to prise open a discarded rocket-propelled grenade with an axe, police say.

Rare Cambodian elephant footage raises survival hopes

2016-01-15 08:20

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 says.

Cambodian police crack down on striking garment workers

2015-12-21 13:39

Police in eastern Cambodia have used water cannons to quash a protest by factory workers seeking higher wages, detaining at least a dozen demonstrators.

5 Cambodians die after eating infected dog meat

2015-12-08 12:37

Five Cambodian villagers have died and dozens more fallen ill after eating rotten dog meat, an official told AFP, in a remote province where canines are regarded as a delicacy.

370 workers faint at Cambodian toy shop

2015-11-20 15:08

Officials say about 370 workers have fainted at 7 different Cambodian factories in the past 2 days, apparently because of a pesticide sprayed by a farmer on nearby fields.

Cambodian on trial for infecting over 100 with HIV

2015-10-20 11:44

An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 100 villagers in north western Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles has gone on trial, facing three charges, including murder, his lawyer says.

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