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Dogs lay in a cage in a slaughterhouse as they wait for the FOUR PAWS International, rescue them at Chi Meakh village in Kampong Thom province north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

Aug. 6, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business. Buth Pith and his wife Khath Hach this week shut down the small abattoir they had operated for...

Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unionsstands during a protest near the prime minister's residence in Phnom Penh, Cambodia July 29, 2020. Rong Chhun was arrested Friday, July 31 on a charge of inciting social unrest because of his comments about a politically sensitive matter concerning the country's borders. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian labor leader arrested for political comments

Aug. 1, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent Cambodian labor union leader who is a longtime government critic has been arrested on a charge of inciting social unrest because of his comments about a politically sensitive matter concerning the country’s borders. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian...

Mariachis, some wearing protective face  masks, wait for clients in Plaza Garibaldi, where residents come to hire mariachis for events and parties, in Mexico City, Friday, July 17, 2020. With large gatherings cancelled and concerns over singing inside closed spaces, work has plummeted for the hundreds of Mariachis based in Plaza Garibaldi. Those lucky enough to get occasional work say they are playing for small celebrations at home, such as birthdays or proposals, as well as at wakes for the deceased. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Latest: Mexico says its COVID-19 deaths surpass 35,000

Jul. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has registered 736 more COVID-19 deaths and 7,257 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infections. Mexico now has more than 35,000 deaths from the pandemic, the fourth highest total in the world. It also has recorded over 324,000 cases, somewhere around the seventh-highest level. The...

FILE - In this Mar. 30, 2017, file photo, a local vendor grills dog meat on the sidewalk on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Early this week on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Siem Reap, home of the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, the local government issued a ban on the buying, selling and butchering of dogs for food. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

Jul. 8, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal rights activists have said is rife in the area. The authorities in Siem Reap province issued an order Monday...

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,...