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Two Men Arrested in Separate Child Rape Cases

Police sent a 28-year-old man to the Pailin Provincial Court on Friday for the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl, while a 40-year-old man was arrested Thursday in Kratie province for the at­tempted rape of a 13-year-old, officials said.

Four Arrested in Child Rape Cases

Four men, including an uncle who allegedly raped his niece, were arrested as suspects in three separate rape cases Monday and Sunday, officials said.

Storm Kills One, Injures Two, Destroys Homes in Svay Rieng

A storm on Saturday night killed one, badly injured two others and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes in Svay Rieng province’s Rumduol district, officials said Sunday.

Father Arrested for Raping 7-Year-Old Daughter

A man was arrested Monday in Battambang province after his wife accused him of raping their 7-year-old daughter, local police officials said Tuesday.

Truck Accident Injures Dozens of Svay Rieng Factory Workers

More than 50 factory workers were injured, one of them seriously, in Svay Rieng province on Monday when a flatbed truck transporting them to an industrial zone overturned, local officials said.

Man Arrested in Brutal Rape-Murder of 9-Year-Old in Kampot

Police in Kampot province arrested a 25-year-old man Sunday for robbing, raping and brutally killing a 9-year-old girl on Saturday night.

Romanian Man Arrested at Siem Reap Airport With Cocaine

Police on Wednesday arrested a Romanian man at Siem Reap International Airport carrying 3.5 kg of cocaine and suspected of planning to transport the drugs to Thailand.

Authorities, NGOs Brace for Floods

Provincial authorities and humanitarian NGOs are preparing for severe flooding in Kompong Thom province as floodwaters flow south from inundated Preah Vihear province along the Stung Sen River.

Seven Dead, Families Displaced in Banteay Meanchey Floods

Flooding in Banteay Meanchey province has claimed seven lives and left 200 families displaced in the past week as rain and rising rivers saturate the northwest of the country, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management.

Flooding Forces Evacuation of Parts of Preah Vihear Province

Eleven villages along the banks of the Stung Sen River in Preah Vihear City have been evacuated to higher ground after a state of emergency was declared Sunday due to rising water levels, officials said Monday.

Man Found Murdered in Svay Rieng Province

A 27-year-old man who worked as a manager at a microfinance institution in Svay Rieng province was found brutally murdered near his home Sunday morning with his throat slit, multiple ax and knife wounds to his head and torso and burns to his legs indicating electric-shock torture, police said.

Three Teenagers Drown While Tending Buffalo

Three teenage girls drowned while swimming in a canal as they tended their families’ buffaloes in Prey Veng province’s Svay Anthor district on Tuesday, police said Wednesday.

Floods in Northwest as Hun Sen Issues Riverbank Collapse Warning

People living along the banks of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers should exercise caution in the coming days, and be particularly aware of possible riverbank collapses as water levels are rising in Stung Treng province and elsewhere in the country, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday.

Children, Man Killed in Anti-Tank Mine Blast

Three people, including two children, were killed in an explosion in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district on Tuesday, after the weight from their buffalo-drawn carts triggered two anti-tank mines, according to district police chief Keo Tann.

Garbage Mounts at Freedom Park Ahead of Rainsy’s Return

The Cambodia National Rescue Party plans to give its leader, Sam Rainsy, a hero’s welcome when he returns to the country on Friday after nearly four years in self-imposed exile.

Harvest Fears as Snail Infestation Destroys Crops

An infestation of large snails is destroying rice fields in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district, raising concerns among farmers that yields from this year’s harvest will be much lower than usual.

Chinese Power Plant Worker Stabbed to Death in Preah Sihanouk

A 44-year-old Chinese national who was a manager on the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Preah Sihanouk province was brutally stabbed to death Wednesday night, police said.