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Turkish Man Arrested for Buying Children’s Virginity

A 51-year-old Turkish man was arrested on Wednesday by anti-human trafficking police in Phnom Penh for allegedly buying the virginity of two 14-year-old girls, police said.

Opposition Officials Receive Death Threats

Two opposition party members in Battambang province have filed a complaint with police and the U.N.’s human rights office after receiving death threats in response to their efforts on Saturday to stop three Vietnamese men who were supposedly digging for treasure under a bridge in Battambang City.

Illegal Vietnamese Fishermen Caught in Nighttime Operation

A group of 13 Vietnamese nationals were apprehended by Cambodian fishermen on Sunday night while illegally fishing off the coast of Kampot province and are being held for repatriation, according to a village representative and the provincial governor.

One Man Dead, 2 Injured In Mine Explosion

An anti-tank mine killed one man and injured two others in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district on Friday afternoon, a local demining official said.

CNRP to Investigate Digging at Battambang Bridge

Mu Sochua, the head of public affairs for the opposition CNRP, visited Battambang City’s Old Bridge on Saturday to investigate reports that Vietnamese men had been seen digging for treasure there.

Monk Charged With Raping Girl, 8

The Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Saturday charged an 18-year-old Buddhist monk with raping an eight-year-old girl after luring her into his room at a pagoda in Kompong Tralach district, officials said.

Newborn With Cleft Lip Buried Alive by Father

A man was arrested in Svay Rieng province on Wednesday after he allegedly hired someone to bury alive his day-old daughter because she was born with a cleft lip, local police said Thursday.

Suspects in Killing of Alleged Sorcerer Still at Large

Police in Takeo province’s Bati district on Wednesday said that they were still looking for 11 men identified as the main suspects in the killing of 36-year-old Pov Sovann, who was beaten and stoned to death on Sunday by about 600 people who accused him of sorcery.

Alleged Sorcerer Beaten to Death Is Cremated

A man who was beaten to death by members of a 600-strong mob who accused him of sorcery was cremated Tuesday at his parents’ home in Takeo province.

Four Injured in Roller Coaster Accident

Two teenagers and a couple in their twenties were injured in a roller coaster accident at Chamkar Pring Amusement park in Sen Sok district, police said yesterday.

600-Strong Mob Kills Accused Sorcerer in Takeo

An angry mob of about 600 people from Takeo province’s Bati district on Sunday beat and stoned to death a 36-year-old man they accused of causing the deaths of several elderly people in the past two years through sorcery, police said.

Official Sentenced in Pension Corruption Case

The Kompong Cham Provincial Court on Friday sentenced the chief of the Srei Santhor district social affairs office to five years in prison—two of them suspended—on charges of corruption and forgery, his lawyer said.

Man Injured by Landmine in Poipet

A 19-year-old man was seriously injured when he stepped on a landmine in Poipet commune on Wednesday as he tried to illegally sneak across the border to work in Thailand, a local official said.

Two Vietnamese Men Saved From Kidnappers

Three Vietnamese nationals were arrested in Sihanoukville on Wednesday afternoon for kidnapping two 34-year-old Vietnamese men and demanding a $7,000 ransom from each of their families after luring them across the border on the pretense of a gambling trip, police said.

Free HPV Tests Target Married Women, Nearly 500 Screened

Nearly 500 women were tested this month in a screening drive at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital for human papillomavirus, two strains of which are known to cause cervical cancer, but the free Pap smear was advertised as being available only to married women.

Cambodian University Wins Prize for Firefighting Robots

Cambodia’s beleaguered fire department may have a future high-tech solution to its problems after a team of young scientists from Norton University competing in the 4th Malaysian International Robot Competitions last week placed third in the Fire Fighting Robot category.

New Year Traffic Accidents Up, Deaths Down

There were 185 reported traffic accidents nationwide over the Khmer New Year holiday this year, resulting in 48 fatalities and 406 injuries, an increase in accidents and injuries but a nearly 30 percent decrease in deaths compared to the holiday period last year, an official said.

Sihanoukville Port Cargo Increases by 13 Percent

The total weight of goods transported through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in the first three months of this year increased by 13.49 percent compared with the same period last year, according to official port figures.

Korean Suspect in ATM Fraud Caught in Cambodia

A South Korean man who flew to Cambodia after allegedly using fake ATM cards to steal more than $100,000 from ATMs in South Korea was arrested yesterday morning in Kompong Cham City, local police said.

Two Injured by Mines in Kampot and Koh Kong

Landmine explosions in Koh Kong and Kampot provinces on Monday and Tuesday seriously injured a man and a teenage girl, according to local officials.