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  • Top woman leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge dies at 83 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 7:52 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Ieng Thirith, a Khmer Rouge leader who was the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the death of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s, died Saturday, according to her family and U.N. officials. She was 83 years old.