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RCAF in Africa; Fears of Drug Resistant Malaria

The 74 Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldiers who departed for a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Mali this week were only the latest batch of troops to bring their engineering and demining expertise to Africa.

Two New Cases of Bird Flu Confirmed in Kompong Cham

Two children from Kompong Cham province, a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old girl, have recovered after contracting the avian influenza virus, the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

More Pre-Angkorian Temples Found Within Land Concessions

Seven pre-Angkorian temples have been discovered on two land concessions in Preah Vihear province, but while an Environment Ministry official said Tuesday that the ministry had no knowledge of the temples when they granted the concessions, the Culture Ministry said their existence had long been known.

Promises of Marriage in China Turn to Nightmare

After dolling up to look like the neat and obedient wives they were meant to become, the three new arrivals from Cambodia sat on a couch to await their future Chinese husbands.

Students Compete in Counseling Competition

About 30 law students on Friday participated in the seventh Client Counseling Competition to put their newly acquired professional skills into practice and compete for a trip to the international competition in Puerto Rico in April.

Environmental NGO Fears for Mekong Dolphin

The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos could lead to the extinction of the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin, environmental group WWF said Thursday, calling on Prime Minister Hun Sen to lobby Laos to suspend construction on the project.

New Bird Flu Case Confirmed in Village Where Two Recently Died

The year’s third case of human avian influenza has been confirmed in a 4-year-old boy in the same village in Kratie province where two siblings died of the virus earlier this month, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Deminer Documents Wildlife in Mine-Strewn Areas

Shathel Fahs had been demining Cambodia’s forests and rice paddies for a year with NGO Mines Advisory Group and seen many wildlife, from birds to lizards and deers.

Unlikely Takeo Farmer Pulls Off Major Buddha Relics Heist

To pull off one of the biggest heists in Cambodia’s recent history—the theft of the country’s only relics of the Buddha—the perpetrator had to sneak past five security guards, climb more than 500 steps to the top of Oudong mountain, break open the $4.5 million stupa, remove the relics, carry them back down and disappear into the night.

Project to Detail Lives of Cambodian Sorcerers

A new project aims to raise $7,500 in donations to produce an ebook about practitioners of traditional magic across Cambodia.

Adhoc Concerned by Deaths Related to Domestic Violence

At least 11 people were murdered during domestic disputes or committed suicide after suffering domestic violence in the past two months, local rights group Adhoc said in a statement Monday.

Police Present Further Evidence in Buddha Relics Theft

Police on Monday called a press conference to explain the results of an investigation into the motives of a 24-year-old farmer accused of masterminding the heist of the country’s only Buddha relics from Odong mountain, as well as several valuable statues of the Buddha.

China Donates Trucks, 30,000 Uniforms to RCAF

China donated 20 military trucks and 30,000 uniforms to the Ministry of Defense on Friday at the request of the Cambodian government, officials said after a handover ceremony attended by the Chinese Ambassador and General Moeung Samphan, commander of Brigade 70.

Police Say Buddha Relics Recovered; Some Not Convinced

Police said Friday that they had arrested a 24-year-old farmer for his alleged role in December's theft of relics of the Buddha, and the golden urn in which they were kept, from a royal stupa on Oudong Mountain.

First Sentence Given for Facebook Comments

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday fined a 29-year-old hairstylist and make-up artist 2 million riel, or about $500, and ordered her to pay 5 million riel, or about $1,250, in compensation to a rival beauty parlor owner she defamed on Facebook.

Trash Collectors Battling With Mounds of Garbage

Trash collectors were working overtime Thursday to clean the vast piles of garbage that had accumulated in Phnom Penh this week after their four-day strike for higher wages.

Trash Collectors Back to Work With Pay Raise

A strike by hundreds of workers at Phnom Penh’s waste collection firm ended Wednesday after their employer, Cintri, agreed to the strikers’ demands to raise wages and improve working conditions.

Five-Year-Old Boy First Bird Flu Case of 2014

A 5-year-old boy from Kompong Thom province’s Santuk district has been confirmed as the first case of avian influenza this year, after 2013 saw the worst outbreak of the virus the country has ever seen, with 12 fatalities, the Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

EU Parliamentarian Finds Abuses Fueled by Trade Scheme

Sugar plantations that benefit from the European Union’s Everything But Arms scheme, which allows preferential access to the E.U.’s market, have further impoverished Cambodia’s poor, and an investigation needs to be launched, a member of the European Parliament said on Friday.

Leprosy Dark Spot Healed by Early Detection

It started with a small, dark spot on Oeur Pisey’s left arm: A spot that he simply ignored. Slowly, other spots appeared. They soon covered Mr. Pisey’s thighs, upper body, and eventually, his face.