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Suspected tainted wine kills 4, sickens 10 in Cambodia

Jun. 10, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Four people died and 10 others were hospitalized in Cambodia after drinking rice wine that police believe was adulterated with a toxic substance. The people were stricken Tuesday and Wednesday in the northwestern province of Banteay Meanchey after drinking the bottled beverage,...

Cambodia says it's willing to probe Thai exile's case

Jun. 9, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities say they are willing to investigate the reported abduction of an exiled Thai dissident in Cambodia's capital, though they claim to have been unaware of his presence for several years. Fellow activists and human rights groups say armed men snatched...

In this undated and unknown location photo made available by Human Rights Watch, Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a prominent Thai pro-democracy activist displays a common Thai protest, three-finger hand sign. The human rights group says Wanchalearm, a self-exiled political activist, has been abducted in Cambodia, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting anti-government exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Human Rights Watch via AP)

Rights group says another Thai dissident abducted in SE Asia

Jun. 5, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia, a human rights group said Friday, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Armed men snatched Wanchalearm Satsaksit off the street in front of his apartment in the Cambodian...

Cambodian leader denies China's navy granted basing rights

Jun. 1, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s leader declared Monday that China has not been given exclusive rights to use a naval base on the country’s southern coast, and that warships from all nations, including the United States, are welcome to dock there. Prime Minister Hun Sen was responding...