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‘These children need to be loved’: Geraldine Cox on staring down her darkest days

She has run orphanages in Cambodia for decades, against huge odds. But in 2017, the Australian known as Big Mum faced her greatest fear – having to close down her operation.

Victory skipper Valeri fine with Honda’s Cambodia trip

A packed schedule looms for Melbourne Victory, with plenty of time spent on the road, including successive games against league leaders Perth Glory this Saturday and title challengers Sydney FC seven days later. 

Olyroos’ half-dozen destroys Cambodia

Australia's under-23 team could hardly have got off to a better start in their qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, thumping Cambodia 6-0 in their opening game in Phnom Penh in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Arnold urges Olyroos: Beat Cambodia and stake your claim for Socceroos

National team boss Graham Arnold has challenged his Olyroo squad not just to get the job done when they take on the Keisuke Honda-coached Cambodia in Friday night's opening Olympic qualifier in Phnom Penh.

70-year-old paedophile faces imminent deportation order

The Australian government is no longer providing consular assistance to convicted paedophile Trevor Lake, who is understood to have received a recent pardon from the Cambodian government and now faces imminent deportation back to Australia.

How Aussie casino company’s $400m punt on Asia came unstuck

The closest legal gaming tables to Bangkok are a four-hour drive east, down a highway that leads to the Thai-Cambodian border.

Sydney Cambodians rise from two rigged elections and fornicating monk

A series of battles have convulsed Sydney's Cambodian community with allegations of violent monks, a fornicating vice abbot, rigged elections and spying at a Buddhist temple.

‘I don’t love Cambodia any less’: Ricketson home after ‘spy’ ordeal

James Ricketson is back in Sydney after 15 months in a Phnom Penh prison on accusations of spying. But he has promised he will return to Cambodia.

There’s a world of difference between neighbours Vietnam and Cambodia

With more than a thousand kilometres of shared border, and with centuries of overlapping history, Cambodia and Vietnam are not unlike two children from the same family.

Don’t interfere with Cambodia’s ‘smooth’ election: China to world

A top Chinese government diplomat says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia's internal affairs after an election was broadly criticised as being neither free nor fair.

Cambodian opposition leader calls for protests

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has called for peaceful protests against the country's general election, calling it "a sham election with a foregone conclusion".

Australian love-scam victim wins her appeal in Cambodia

An Australian woman serving a 23-year prison sentence in Cambodia has achieved a stunning legal victory after her 2014 drug smuggling conviction was quashed by Cambodia’s Supreme Court.

Cambodia’s ‘dirty dozen’ have no place in Australia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent is in full swing ahead of national elections later this month. But who are the generals around Hun Sen who act like a praetorian guard protecting him and the ruling party, helping to crush or eliminate political opponents, and then obstructing efforts at accountability?

The next Macau? China’s big gamble in Cambodia

Chinese money has made properties in the seaside village of Sihanoukville as expensive as Byron Bay. But now, crowded out by casinos and resorts, the locals are pushing back – literally.

Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson to face trial in Cambodia

Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson will face trial in Cambodia after a year in prison, accused of espionage by the country's increasingly authoritarian government.

Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy warns against ‘fake election’, China ties

Exiled Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy has warned Cambodia's ever-closer relationship with China is weakening regional security and undermining his country's national sovereignty.

Australian Rachel Prins facing five years in Cambodian jail if guilty

An Australian woman charged by Cambodian police with drug possession and trafficking is facing up to five years in jail if she is convicted.

Australians detained by Cambodian police in Siem Reap bar

An Australian woman has been detained by Cambodian police in the tourist city of Siem Reap and could face charges for possessing marijuana.

Cambodian adoption system corrupt: NGO

Cambodia's inter-country adoption system was rife with corruption and many children given up for adoption overseas were not orphans, a local NGO says.