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Taiwan protests against Cambodia sending Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

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Taiwan protests against Cambodia sending Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

- TAIPEI: Taiwan has lodged a protest against Cambodia's decision to send suspects in a telecoms fraud scheme, including seven Taiwanese nationals, to China for investigation, the self-ruled island's foreign ministry said on Thursday. Cambodia is one of China's closest allies in Southeast Asia and does not recognise Taiwan's government. It sent four Taiwanese suspects to China on Wednesday night, Taiwan foreign ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang told a regular media briefing on Thursday
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world’s most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said Thursday its scientists, along with conservationists from Cambodia’s Environment Ministry and residents along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, discovered the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for the very rare species
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Asia's Toughest Jobs: The women helping build Cambodia

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Asia's Toughest Jobs: The women helping build Cambodia

- She never went to school, cannot write her own name and has no recollection of her age. But she is a fundamental cog in Cambodia’s economy. Her current workplace is one of dozens of mega construction sites in Phnom Penh, symbols of a city with lofty development ambitions. Theourn has punched in on the site of the enormous commercial project every single day for the past month and a half, without fail
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Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

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Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

- KRATIE, CAMBODIA (REUTERS) - Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband. Khim Hang, 74, said up to 100 people a day visit her home in northeast Kratie province to see the calf she said behaves very similar to her husband, Tol Khut, who died more than a year ago
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival, the researchers announced Thursday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said its scientists, along with conservationists from Cambodia's Environment Ministry and residents along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, discovered the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for the very rare species
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival, the researchers announced Thursday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said its scientists, along with conservationists from Cambodia's Environment Ministry and residents along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, discovered the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for the very rare species
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

- Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced Thursday that its researchers, along with conservationists from Cambodia's Environment Ministry and residents along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, have discovered the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for the very rare species
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world’s most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced Thursday that its researchers, along with conservationists from Cambodia’s Environment Ministry and residents along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, have discovered the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for the very rare species
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7 Taiwanese detained in Cambodia for telecoms fraud

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7 Taiwanese detained in Cambodia for telecoms fraud

- TAIPEI (Reuters) - Cambodia has detained seven people from Taiwan suspected of running a telecoms scam, the self-ruled island said on Thursday (July 20), adding that it is trying to bring them home and avoid their deportation to China. Cambodia, one of China's closest allies in South-east Asia, does not recognise the island's government. Last year, Cambodia deported 13 people from Taiwan to mainland China, where they were wanted on suspicion of the same crime, despite opposition from Taipei, which accused Beijing of "abducting" its citizens
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Cambodian killed in SUV-motorcycle crash

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Cambodian killed in SUV-motorcycle crash

- By Chyung Eun-ju A Cambodian was killed when a sport utility vehicle and a motorcycle collided in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, Monday night. The tragedy happened about 9 p.m. Police said an unlicensed driver was behind the wheel of the SUV that smashed into the motorcycle carrying two Cambodians. One person died at the scene and another was seriously injured, police said
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Tourists eye Cambodia's new world heritage site

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Tourists eye Cambodia's new world heritage site

- PHNOM PENH: Tourists flocked to Cambodia's newest world heritage site on the weekend, the 16th and 17th century forest temple of Sambor Prei Kuk after it was recently added to the U.N. cultural organisation's heritage list. With its inspiring and tumultuous history, Cambodia attracts tourists from around the world who often make a beeline for the Angkor Wat temple complex, another world heritage site
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Brit backpacker, 21, who couldn’t swim drowns after being dragged underwater by river currents while ‘tubing’ in Cambodia

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Brit backpacker, 21, who couldn’t swim drowns after being dragged underwater by river currents while ‘tubing’ in Cambodia

- A BRITISH backpacker who could not swim drowned in Cambodia yesterday after being dragged underwater while using an inflatable rubber ring. Steven Griffiths, 21, had been travelling around Asia since January and had worked as a barman at a tourist resort before meeting up with pals. Yesterday he drank coffee with friends at breakfast before they jumped in the river, splashing around with inflatables used for “tubing” activities
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Cambodia: Six land rights activists face ‘bogus’ charges – watchdog

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Cambodia: Six land rights activists face ‘bogus’ charges – watchdog

- A HUMAN rights watchdog on Friday said politically motivated charges have been trumped up against six land rights activists in Cambodia amid the government’s bid to quell dissent and intimidate critical voices in the country. Human Rights Watch said the activists included prominent advocate Tep Vanny, who has been jailed for nearly a year, and who is expected to face a review in charges at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today (Jul 14)
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Cambodian daily joins Asian media alliance - Nation

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Cambodian daily joins Asian media alliance - Nation

- PHNOM PENH: The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s leading English daily, has joined Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance now comprising 23 media in 19 Asian countries. The Phnom Penh Post chief executive officer Alex Odom signed an agreement with Pana Janviroj, executive director of ANN, in the Cambodian capital city yesterday, witnessed by Torben Stephan, director of Konrad Adenauer Siftung Media Programme Asia
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Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand - Regional

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Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand - Regional

- Phnom Penh: Cambodia has outlawed sand exports from a coastal region where it has been primarily funnelled in huge quantities to Singapore, a move met with scepticism from activists who said previous bans on the destructive industry had failed to take root. Environmental groups have long accused Cambodia of running damaging and corrupt sand dredging operations along the southwest coast and the Mekong river
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Cambodia bans sand exports after environmental group pressure

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Cambodia bans sand exports after environmental group pressure

- PHNOM PENH — Cambodia has banned all sand exports on environmental grounds, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said on Wednesday (July 12), officially ending the sale of sand to Singapore which has for years used it to reclaim land along its coasts. The ministry said most of Cambodia’s sand had gone towards the expansion of the island city-state of Singapore, and it would now have to look for other sources
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  • Taiwan protests against Cambodia sending Taiwanese fraud suspects to China
    Taiwan protests against Cambodia sending Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

    , channelnewsasia.com

    TAIPEI: Taiwan has lodged a protest against Cambodia's decision to send suspects in a telecoms fraud scheme, including seven Taiwanese nationals, to China for investigation, the self-ruled island's foreign ministry said on Thursday. Cambodia is one of China's closest allies in Southeast Asia and does not recognise Taiwan's government. It sent four Taiwanese suspects to China on Wednesday night, Taiwan foreign ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang told a regular media briefing on Thursday
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Politics & Government

  • Cambodia: PM Hun Sen lifts ban barring opposition leader’s return
    Cambodia: PM Hun Sen lifts ban barring opposition leader’s return

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday lifted an order barring exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy from re-entering the country after the latter challenged the premier to be “brave enough” to face him in next years general election. According to The Cambodia Daily, Rainsy is inching closer to returning home after Hun Sen also issued his rival a challenge to deliver his pledge to risk prison or death by coming back and taking the prime minister’s post in the polls
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Sports

  • Indian National Football Team: Stephen Constantine announces 24-man squad for Cambodia and Myanmar matches
    Indian National Football Team: Stephen Constantine announces 24-man squad for Cambodia and Myanmar matches

    , goal.com

    Constantine's men are all set for a double header, including the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers opener away at Myanmar... The Indian national team's 24-man squad has been announced for the matches against Cambodia and Myanmar to be held in the coming fortnight. While the international friendly against Cambodia is slated to be held at Phnom Penh on March 22, India hit the road again to face off against Myanmar on March 28 in their AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers opener
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Business

  • PNG Bank opens branch in Cambodia
    PNG Bank opens branch in Cambodia

    , radionz.co.nz

    Papua New Guinea's Bank South Pacific has established a presence in Cambodia. The BSP has entered into a joint venture, buying 50 percent of an asset finance business in Cambodia, which the Post Courier newspaper reports is to be rebranded BSP Finance Cambodia Propriety Limited. The BSP chairman Sir Kostas Constantinou said the move to Asia is part of the bank's strategy as it looks to further grow its business
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Health

  • First pics of Brit couple found blindfolded and hanged in Cambodia ‘alongside suicide note blaming NHS for their mental health problems’
    First pics of Brit couple found blindfolded and hanged in Cambodia ‘alongside suicide note blaming NHS for their mental health problems’

    , thesun.co.uk

    A BRIT couple have been found dead in Cambodia after killing themselves in an apparent suicide pact. The tragic lovers left a note blaming the NHS for “constantly letting [them] down”. They were named locally by expats as Robert Goldie-Wells, 36, from Sunderland and his wife Imogen, 28, from South London, who died on her birthday. Friends of the pair are believed to have discovered their blindfolded bodies hanging with
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Family & Parenting

  • Surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles paid for Cambodian birth certificates, court hears
    Surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles paid for Cambodian birth certificates, court hears

    , smh.com.au

    Phnom Penh: A Cambodian man who worked for Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles has testified he paid US$200 to a village official to obtain a birth certificate for a surrogate baby on behalf of Australian biological parents that police allege was falsified. Penh Rithy told a Phnom Penh court that Ms Davis-Charles paid him US$600 to arrange birth certificates for single surrogate babies and US$800 for twins
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Society & Culture

  • Cambodia: Syrian refugee secretly arrives from Australian detention on Nauru
    Cambodia: Syrian refugee secretly arrives from Australian detention on Nauru

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    A REFUGEE from Syria has become the seventh person to choose to resettle in Cambodia from Australia’s immigration detention centre on Nauru under an AUD55 million (US$40.8 million) deal struck in 2014, say reports. The Phnom Penh Post reported on Thursday that Cambodian authorities confirmed Australia’s government had “quietly” transferred another refugee to the Southeast Asian nation – one of only two in the region that has ratified the UN Refugee Convention
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Angelina Jolie — and Her Kids! — Step Out for Cambodian Movie Premiere
    Angelina Jolie — and Her Kids! — Step Out for Cambodian Movie Premiere

    , people.com

    Angelina Jolie’s long-awaited Cambodian film premiere was a family affair. The actress was joined by her children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — at the world premiere of her passion project, First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Her sons Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, and Pax were both involved in the film’s production. Presented at the
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Travel & Recreation

  • Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird
    Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

    , koat.com

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world’s most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said Thursday its scientists, along with conservationists from Cambodia’s Environment Ministry and residents along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, discovered the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for the very rare species
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Law & Crime

  • Cambodia deports 74 suspected of Internet extortion home to China
    Cambodia deports 74 suspected of Internet extortion home to China

    , straitstimes.com

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia sent home on Thursday (July 6) 74 Chinese nationals wanted in China on suspicion of extorting money from people there over the internet and by telephone, Cambodian police said. A team of Chinese police arrived in Cambodia's capital of Phnom Penh on a China Southern Airline flight to pick up the suspects who had been detained in Cambodia
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Life & Style

  • Asia's Toughest Jobs: The women helping build Cambodia
    Asia's Toughest Jobs: The women helping build Cambodia

    , channelnewsasia.com

    She never went to school, cannot write her own name and has no recollection of her age. But she is a fundamental cog in Cambodia’s economy. Her current workplace is one of dozens of mega construction sites in Phnom Penh, symbols of a city with lofty development ambitions. Theourn has punched in on the site of the enormous commercial project every single day for the past month and a half, without fail
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Science & Nature

  • Cambodia bans sand exports after environmental group pressure
    Cambodia bans sand exports after environmental group pressure

    , indianexpress.com

    Cambodia has banned all sand exports on environmental grounds, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said on Wednesday, officially ending the sale of sand to Singapore which has for years used it to reclaim land along its coasts. The ministry said most of Cambodia’s sand had gone towards the expansion of the island city-state of Singapore, and it would now have to look for other sources
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Media & Information

  • Hand-Held Journalism in Harrowing Times
    Hand-Held Journalism in Harrowing Times

    , nytimes.com

    Some of the most harrowing and urgent reporting these days comes from everyday citizens armed with smartphones, and three new documentaries explore the breadth of their reach. “City of Ghosts ” (the only one so far scheduled for release, on Friday, July 7) follows members of the Syrian watchdog group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently as they chronicle the Islamic State’s atrocities
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Books & Literature

  • A kingdom’s great disruptors: Cambodia’s start-ups seeking success
    A kingdom’s great disruptors: Cambodia’s start-ups seeking success

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PHNOM PENH: In Vichet was studying in the United States in 2006 when something clicked in his mind. He started to see the potential of e-commerce. “I realised there that the textbooks were really expensive. So whenever I finished a term I sold the books on eBay,” he said. “I thought to myself that one day I will probably do something online to make money
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