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Nearly five decades ago, Ta Krut, one of the country’s most famous storytellers, traveled to a village in Kandal province to narrate the Reamker, Cambodia’s version of the Indian epic Ramayana.

October 24, 2014

The Apsara Authority on Thursday returned a statue of the Buddha to its place in Bayon temple at the Angkor Archaeological Park after a tourist smashed it earlier this month.

October 24, 2014

The family of an 84-year-old French-Cambodian man who killed a woman with his speeding SUV and injured six others when he tried to flee through a crowded market area of Sihanoukville on Tuesday has appealed to the dead victim’s family to accept compensation with the hope of avoiding jail time, his girlfriend said Thursday.

October 24, 2014

Te Bunthoeun, a sergeant major in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Brigade 51, allegedly killed Nget Kong Rith, the 28-year-old commander of the brigade’s Company 51, after the victim intervened in a dispute between the drunken suspect and his wife, said Seng Phearin, deputy chief of the brigade’s secretariat.

October 24, 2014

Military officials in Preah Vihear province are holding a pair of Thai soldiers who were arrested well inside Cambodia on Monday while trapping wild animals, according to officials in the area.

October 24, 2014

Cambodia and Vietnam have launched a joint investigation over a temporary border marker found to have gone missing during a routine patrol of the area on Tuesday in Tbong Khmum province, according to a local official.

October 24, 2014

Ten members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, a group of dissidents highly critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ties to Vietnam, were arrested over the last two days in Phnom Penh for allegedly plotting to incite violence, according to police.

October 24, 2014
Monks and other activists march down Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh on Thursday on their way to the National Assembly during a rally to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

On the 23rd anniversary of the day Prince Norodom Sihanouk and Prime Minister Hun Sen resolved to come together to end Cambodia’s civil war, celebrations on Thursday turned into an exhibition of the endurance of the political divisions forged during the two decades of conflict.

October 24, 2014

A Vietnamese construction crew last month halted the extension of one of the country’s roads into a remote part of Mondolkiri province after complaints were lodged by Cambodian authorities, officials said on Thursday.

October 24, 2014

Six inmates escaped from Ratanakkiri Provincial Prison in a daring predawn breakout on Thursday, while a seventh was stopped by a prison official at the last minute, officials said.

October 24, 2014
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