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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Lavish Phnom Penh procession to enshrine former Cambodian king Sihanouk

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh More than 2,000 Cambodians lined the route of a lavish procession in Phnom Penh carrying the remains of ex-king Norodom Sihanouk for his enshrinement in the Royal Palace Cambodians lined the streets of Phnom Penh on Friday as the remains of former king Norodom Sihanouk were transported through the capital on top of a golden float shaped like ...

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    Thais swarm into Cambodian casinos to beat junta's betting ban

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Poipet Thai gamblers swarm into border town casinos Desperate for a flutter during a junta crackdown on gambling at home, Thais are making a beeline for casinos in a seedy Cambodian border town- which has already been deluged by migrants also fleeing the kingdom. For over a decade Poipet, a scruffy, vice-ridden frontier town studded with casinos and online ...

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    Cambodian activist Somaly Mam resigns amid questions over child sex slave story

    Posted May 29th 2014, 03:15pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Reports point out inconsistencies in campaigner’s autobiography as supposed victims confess their stories were made up and rehearsed for television cameras 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. Somaly Mam, a glamorous ...

  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    13 Cambodians jailed in 'concocted' political treason case

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh 13 jailed over 'concocted' claims of political treason A Cambodian court jailed 13 people for up to nine years yesterday on treason charges denounced by rights campaigners as a "concocted" smear campaign against the opposition. The accused were convicted of plotting to overthrow the government through their Khmer National ...

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    Prince Ranariddh announces his return to politics in Cambodia

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Son of late monarch to register new party while leader Hun Sen seen as trying to gain support Prince Ranariddh makes political comeback Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh announced his return to politics yesterday amid speculation that he is being brought back by the strongman leader, Hun Sen, to bolster support for his government. Ranariddh, son ...

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    Cambodia announces ban on smoking shisha and e-cigarettes

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 06:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Prohibition comes into immediate effect in what government says is an attempt to safeguard the health of young people attracted to fashionable ways to consume nicotine Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up smoking. ...

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    Stolen golden urn said to contain Buddha relics recovered in Cambodia

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 10:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Stolen Buddha relic found, two months on Cambodian police said yesterday they had recovered a golden urn said to contain relics of Buddha after it was snatched from a mountain shrine, sparking a nationwide manhunt. The disappearance of the urn- believed to contain hair, teeth and bones of Buddha- and several small statues came to light ...

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    Grenade attack at Cambodia wedding kills nine

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:21pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh A grenade was lobbed at a wedding party in Cambodia, killing nine people and wounding 30 others including the bride and groom, officials said on Sunday in an attack apparently carried out by a jealous lover. Two children were among those killed in the attack, which happened late on Saturday and is thought to have been carried out by a man who ...

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    Cambodian protesters denied bail despite global concern

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Bail denied on grounds release of activists and workers ‘would affect public order’ Twenty-one Cambodian activists and workers arrested during a bloody crackdown on a garment industry strike last month were denied bail on Tuesday, despite international appeals for their release. The case has heightened concerns among rights campaigners about ...

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    New bus service in Cambodia seeks to lure Phnom Penh commuters from motorbikes

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Officials in Phnom Penh believe public transport will ease horrific traffic jams and save lives New bus service seeks to lure commuters from bikes Motorcycles, cars, tuk-tuks and the humble rickshaw dominate its traffic-clogged roads, but now the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is launching a new weapon in the fight against chronic congestion: Its ...




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