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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...

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,...

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,...

Near-erasure of Cambodian opposition makes noodles a target

Jun. 9, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The bitter rivalry between Cambodian strongman Hun Sen and his self-exiled chief political rival Sam Rainsy has sometimes played out in deadly violence. But on Sunday, soup rather than blood was likely to be spilled. The two titans of Cambodian politics normally agree over...

Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killer

May. 24, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. The court rejected the appeal of Oeut Ang for a reduction in his sentence for shooting dead political analyst Kem Ley at a convenience store in the...