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  • 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.

  • Group urges probe into attack on Cambodian forest activist 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 6:41 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A leading international environmental group has called on the Cambodian government to investigate an attack on a young forest activist who was slashed with a machete while she slept in a hammock after patrolling for illegal loggers.

  • Cambodia lawmakers pass proposed law making rules for unions 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 3:53 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian lawmakers have approved a proposed law setting rules for creating and running trade unions, which rights groups decried Tuesday as designed to curb workers' rights and limit their ability to stage strikes.

  • 7 dead as driver hits gas not brake, car plunges into river 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 3:00 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A driver trying to ease his car onto a river ferry in Cambodia stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, plunging the vehicle into the water and killing seven passengers, an official said Monday.

  • Chinese dams blamed for exacerbating Southeast Asian drought 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 3:08 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy.