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In the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, where the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers meet, workers are putting the final touches on the grandstand for Bon Om Touk, the annual water festival which begins this weekend.
Cambodia's top opposition leader is vowing to keep a promise to return and lead demonstrations against the country's long-time authoritarian leader after he was barred from boarding a flight to Southeast Asia.
The latest group of Cambodian immigrants to be deported from the U.S. arrived in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Steve Inskeep talks to attorney Melanie Kim about who they are and why they're being deported.
Chinese tourists account for more visitors to Thailand — and much of Southeast Asia — than from any other country.
Other than the campaign posters plastered across Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, there's little sign that general elections are coming up this Sunday, July 29. Traffic hums along as usual. And save for the occasional car spouting ruling party propaganda through a bullhorn, there's no canvassing or active campaigning in the streets and scant open talk about the vote.
Some 25,000 Cambodians raced to find higher ground after floodwaters spread to their province from a failed hydroelectric dam in neighboring Laos, according to state media in Cambodia. In Laos, the government says flooding has killed at least 27 people and destroyed the homes of more than 3,000 residents.
A new study confirms that the breeding population of leopards in Cambodia has declined by 72 percent in the last five years.