Cambodia


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.

Khmer Rouge tribunal to hear testimony on Muslim genocide

2015-09-07 16:59

Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge leaders are on trial for the regime's alleged genocide of a local Muslim ethnic group while in power 1975-79.

Climate: Tropical forests in trouble

2015-09-02 18:03

New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America, analysts say.

Australia insists refugee deal on track despite Cambodian denial

2015-08-31 16:57

Australia insists a multimillion-dollar deal with Cambodia to take its refugees is on track, despite reports that the Phnom Penh regime is backing out.

Jealous wife gets life sentence for acid attack

2015-08-24 11:44

A Cambodian court sentenced a garment factory worker to life in prison for killing another woman in an acid attack motivated by jealous rage over an alleged love affair.

 

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.

Cambodian activist Phymean Noun wins Child Prize

2015-10-14 17:34

A Cambodian activist who has championed the rights of poor children to get an education has been named winner of the World's Children's Prize.

Refugee rejects Australian-funded resettlement in Cambodia

2015-09-07 08:50

A refugee has asked to return to Myanmar rather than stay in Cambodia, in the latest blow to a new Australian-run resettlement programme, a report says.

'Mastermind' in Thailand bombing arrested at checkpoint

2015-09-01 12:11

Thailand's prime minister says authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.

Cambodia seizes 1.5 tons of marijuana worth $7m

2015-08-25 20:40

Cambodian police have showed off a seizure of nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana worth more than $7m packed in coffee bags, as part of an ongoing drug crackdown in the country.

'First Lady' of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge dies at 83

2015-08-22 14:48

The former "first lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime has died, according to a UN-backed tribunal, without victims ever seeing her face trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

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