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Ancient temple site in Cambodia earns UNESCO World Heritage status

Temple in the richness of the forest Date : July 9, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network/ VoA PHNOM PENH - The U.N. cultural organization added an ancient temple site in Cambodia to its world heritage list, the government said on Sunday, bringing the number of heritage sites in the Southeast Asian country to three. Sambor Prei Kuk, or 'temple in the richness of the forest' in the Khmer language, located 206 km (128 miles) north of the capital Phnom Penh, is home to numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal. 'Some of these elements, including lintels, ...Full Story

POLITICS

Cambodia’s Courts Are Government ‘Tools’ Targeting Activists, Opposition: Report

Date : May 31, 2017 Reporter : BNN Pillars of protection Cambodia's government is using its control over the judiciary to silence rights campaigners and opposition activists ahead of local elections, Amnesty International said Tuesday, drawing a rebuke from an official who claimed the ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Cambodian Court Orders New Probe in Reporters Death

Date : May 1, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network Radio Free Asia A court in Cambodia on Tuesday ordered a renewed probe into the murder of a journalist who had exposed corruption among local elites, saying an earlier investigation had neglected important evidence that could shed new light on the ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Cambodia economy expected to grow 7 percent in 2014

Date : February 18, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasted (MENAFN) The Cambodian Prime Minister said that the country's economic growth is expected to be over 7 percent this year, Xinhua reported. The Prime Minister said: "The country is expected to achieve over 7 percent GDP ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Flooding From Dam Washes Out Homes, Rice Fields in Southern Cambodia

Date : September 16, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Evacuate villagers in time to prevent Local government officials in a southern Cambodian province failed to evacuate villagers in time to prevent their homes and rice fields from flooding after the operators of a Chinese-built hydropower dam informed them a day earlier that ...Full Story

HISTORY

Reconciliation in Cambodia - a low priority for government and donors

Date : October 2, 2014 Reporter : DW Long road to reconciliation remains seriously underfunded Almost 40 years after the deaths of nearly one in four people during Pol Pot's rule of Cambodia in the 1970's, the Southeast Asian country's long road to reconciliation remains seriously underfunded. (DW Reports) In ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Trafficked Cambodians Return Home After Years on Thai Fishing Boats

Date : June 19, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet According to the Cambodian government More than 200 Cambodians who were victims of human traffickers and endured years of hardship on Thai fishing boats returned home on Thursday, according to the Cambodian government. ADVERTISING   Indonesian ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Mekong River Faces Development Challenges

Date : April 9, 2014 Reporter : VOA/BNN Mekong River Commission BANGKOK — A summit of four countries bordering the Mekong River has led to calls for greater cooperation managing the river's vital water resources. The Mekong River Commission (MRC), which includes Cambodia, Laos, Thailand ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Ancient temple site in Cambodia earns UNESCO World Heritage status

Date : July 9, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network/ VoA Temple in the richness of the forest PHNOM PENH - The U.N. cultural organization added an ancient temple site in Cambodia to its world heritage list, the government said on Sunday, bringing the number of heritage sites in the Southeast Asian country to three. Sambor ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Back to business in Cambodia

Date : December 17, 2014 Reporter : focus-asean.com The business community welcomed this news Cambodia’s parliamentary deadlock came to a close after Prime Minister Hun Sen cut a deal with the opposition that ended its year-long boycott of the National Assembly The business community welcomed this news with the ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Cambodia welcomed 4.2 milion tourists in 2013

Date : February 14, 2014 Reporter : BNN An increase of 17.5% over the previous year PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia attracted 4.2 million foreign tourists last year, an increase of 17.5% over the previous year, according to government statistics released Friday. A total of 4,210,165 foreign tourists visited ...Full Story

SPORTS

Number of Cambodian Villagers Infected With HIV Rises to More than 200

Date : January 5, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet in western Cambodias Battambang province The number of people infected with HIV in a remote village in western Cambodia's Battambang province has risen to more than 200, including poor farmers who are saddled with loans, local officials said. Soeum Chhom, deputy ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

May Day demonstrators in Cambodia beaten after gathering in defiance of ban

Date : May 1, 2014 Reporter : canada.com Security forces beat demonstrators PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Security forces beat demonstrators Thursday after a May Day rally held in defiance of a government ban on public protests in the Cambodian capital, reports canada.com Witnesses said civilian auxiliary police, ...Full Story

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