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Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from US, Canada

Jul. 17, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Almost seven dozen shipping containers sitting in a Cambodian seaport that were found to be filled with plastic waste came from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country's Environment Ministry said Wednesday. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the total weight...

Tennessee man convicted in killing of pawn shop owner

Jul. 16, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a pawn shop owner more than five years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Monday that 35-year-old Charles Griffen was sentenced by a Criminal Court judge after Griffen was convicted of...

Cambodia court charges 2 who protested gov't critic's murder

Jul. 11, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia on Thursday formally charged two men in connection with protests marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court brought charges of incitement to commit a felony against two of seven people...

Cambodian police arrest 7 marking death of government critic

Jul. 10, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Seven people in Cambodia have been detained in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic, police said Wednesday. Political analyst Kem Ley was shot dead at a convenience store in the capital, Phnom Penh, on July 10,...

37 Cambodians deported in US move decried as 2nd punishment

Jul. 5, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Thirty-seven people who migrated to the United States decades ago have been forcibly deported to Cambodia after committing felonies. The deportees, who arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport on Thursday, were the latest returned to Cambodia under a 2002 agreement. Cambodia...

Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia

Jul. 5, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector's home for two decades have been returned to the Southeast Asian country's National Museum. The 85 artifacts are mostly small bronze items and include statues of Buddha and the Hindu god Shiva, plus jars,...

Cambodia charges 7, including Chinese, in building collapse

Jun. 25, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia said Tuesday that seven people, including four Chinese nationals, have been charged with crimes related to a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing. The Preah Sihanouk...

Rescuers find 2 alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Rescuers on Monday found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing. A...

Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse

Jun. 23, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24. Hun Sen said he would oversee the rescue operation at the site in Sihanoukville,...

Building under construction topples in Cambodia, killing 17

Jun. 22, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian rescuers combing through the rubble of a collapsed seven-story building recovered the bodies of 17 construction workers and pulled out 24 injured, as authorities questioned four Chinese who were involved with the project. Construction workers said the unfinished...