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Three killed as building collapses at Cambodian pagoda

More than a dozen others seriously injured in construction accident at temple dining hall. Structure fell in on itself as workers laid concrete on first floor of building.

Cambodia ‘bug cafe’ serves up insect tapas, ant spring rolls, ‘bug mac’

Siem Reap's first insect tapas restaurant mixes cocktail culture with creepy crawler fare, serving up silkworm taro croquettes, a burger made of bugs, and a cricket cheesecake.

Cambodian princess who rebuilt ‘Apsara’ dance dies aged 76

Cambodian Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, a former culture minister who helped resurrect traditional Apsara dance from the ashes of the brutal Khmer Rouge rule in the 1970s, died on Monday at the age of 76, premier Hun Sen said.

Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor temples

Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country's famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said Friday, a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular practice as cruel.

Cambodia opposition figure says pressure growing on Hun Sen

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he had not given up on getting home after an initial bid to return was thwarted, and external pressure on strongman Hun Sen would force him to change course.

Cambodia dog meat trade a brutal business

Cambodian dog meat traders drown, strangle and stab thousands of canines a day in a shadowy but sprawling business that traumatises workers...

Cambodia opposition figure not giving up on bid to get home

Following her release, 65-year-old Mu Sochua says she will still seek to return to Cambodia by traveling overland through Thailand.

Cambodia deploys troops as opposition leader vows dramatic return

Cambodia has deployed troops and held live firing drills in preparation for the possible return of an opposition leader who is an arch-rival of the country’s strongman premier.

Cambodia says British tourist death was accidental drowning

A 21-year-old British tourist whose body was found floating in the sea off the Cambodian coast accidentally drowned, an official said Friday, ruling out foul play after a days-long search grabbed international headlines.

Body of missing British tourist found off Cambodia coast

The body of a 21-year-old British tourist was found floating in the sea more than a week after she went missing from a Cambodian island, police said on Thursday.

Six Cambodians held as hopes fade for missing British tourist

Six Cambodians have been held for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a 21-year-old British woman who went missing on an island popular with backpackers, as police on Tuesday said hopes were fading of finding her alive.

Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for missing British tourist

Cambodia deployed soldiers, police and divers to scour an island popular with backpackers after a British tourist went missing there four days ago, an official told AFP on Monday (Oct 28)

Cyprus to probe Cambodia cash-for-passports case

Cyprus said on Wednesday (Oct 23) it will investigate reports that family members and allies of Cambodia's long-time Prime Minister Hun Sen had obtained Cypriot EU passports under a citizenship-for-investment scheme.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen fires arrest warning to supporters of his arch-rival Sam Rainsy

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday (Oct 2) threatened to arrest supporters of his nemesis Sam Rainsy if they mobilise for the opposition figurehead's much-trumpeted return from self-exile next month.

Meet Cambodia’s first gay dance troupe

Gold jewellery glistening, six male dancers from Cambodia’s first gay “Apsara” troupe swirl in unison on a dimly lit stage, their production a radical shake-up of a ballet form peformed by women for more than a thousand years.

Cambodia’s first gay dance troupe upends centuries of tradition

Gold jewellery glistening, six male dancers from Cambodia's first gay "Apsara" troupe swirl in unison on a dimly lit stage, their production a radical shake-up of a ballet form peformed by women for more than a thousand years.

Cambodian wordsmiths to receive Mekong River Literature Awards

Two Cambodian wordsmiths – a short story writer and a poet – have been selected for honours at the 10th Mekong River Literature Awards in Myanmar.

Iran to let women attend ’22 football WC qualifier

Women fans will be allowed into the stadium for Iran's next football World Cup qualifier in October, a sports ministry official said on Sunday, ahead of a deadline to allow their attendance.

Cambodia face tricky qualifiers

Cambodia will face off against the highest-ranked team in Asia, after the draw for the second round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers and 2023 AFC Cup Joint-Qualifiers was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.

Collapsed dreams: Cambodia construction workers risk lives for ‘riches’

The work is mostly unregulated, low paid, often dangerous - and sometimes deadly.