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Cambodia: Country in Southeast Asia
Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

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Unhappy elephant gets a little help from Sinatra [Video]

Unhappy elephant gets a little help from Sinatra

The trick to calming an unhappy elephant? Sing him Frank Sinatra songs - so says one of the vets tasked with assessing whether Kaavan can be moved from poor conditions in a zoo in Pakistan's capital to..

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Notorious Cambodian prison commander dead at 77 [Video]

Notorious Cambodian prison commander dead at 77

The Khmer Rouge commander known as "Comrade Duch," Pol Pot's premier executioner and security chief who oversaw the mass murder of at least 14,000 Cambodians at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, died on..

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Cambodia to investigate kidnapping of exiled Thai activist

Cambodia will investigate the suspected kidnapping of an exiled Thai activist in Phnom Penh, a police spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday, five days after unknown gunmen reportedly dragged him off the..
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Vietnam plans to resume flights to some virus-free countries

Vietnam plans to allow a resumption of flights to and from countries that have had no cases of coronavirus for 30 days, state media cited the prime minister as saying on Tuesday, with priority..
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Thai exile's kidnapping sparks protests over "missing" critics

Protests flared in Bangkok on Monday against the suspected kidnapping of a Thai activist in Cambodia which has reignited protests against Thailandā€™s military-royalist elite, with some online..
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Exiled Thai activist abducted in Cambodia, rights group says

Unknown gunmen abducted a Thai political activist in Cambodia's capital, rights advocates said on Friday, the latest in a series of mysterious disappearances of Southeast Asian dissidents living in..
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Cambodia lifts entry ban from six countries as coronavirus eases

Cambodia has lifted a ban on entry of visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States that had been put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, the health ministry said on..
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Cambodia says all COVID-19 patients recovered, no new cases for a month

Cambodia's last patient with the new coronavirus has recovered and left hospital, leaving the Southeast Asian country with zero cases, the health ministry said on Saturday, while urging continued..
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Coronavirus brings curtain down on Cambodia shadow puppet theatre

Cambodia's shadow puppet tradition goes back to the 7th century and has survived the collapse of empires, wars and Khmer Rouge reign of terror that left some 1.7 million people dead.
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Cambodian official says human rights 'need to be put aside' in drug war

A Cambodian official on Wednesday defended an anti-drug campaign that has been decried as rife with abuses, saying human rights "need to be put aside" to fight drugs that destroy families and fuel..
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Cambodia adopts law to allow for emergency powers to tackle coronavirus

Cambodia's parliament passed a law on Friday to prepare the way for a state of emergency, which Prime Minister Hun Sen has said he might have to declare to reinforce the campaign against the..
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In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus

When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction cranes sitting idle.
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Cambodia PM orders casinos shut down as coronavirus cases climb

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered all casinos to close to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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France, Malaysia charter flights to bring home citizens stranded in Cambodia

France and Malaysia have organized chartered flights to fly out hundreds of their citizens stranded in Cambodia after Southeast Asian nation sealed borders and canceled flights in the wake of the..
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Cambodia reports four new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 91

Cambodia reported four new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 91, the health ministry said.
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Cambodia uses coronavirus crisis to arrest 17 critics, rights group says

The Cambodian government has used the coronavirus outbreak to lock up opposition activists and others expressing concern about the virus and the government's response, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch..
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Cambodia halts mainstream Mekong River dam plans for 10 years, official says

Electricity-starved Cambodia will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, a senior energy official said on Wednesday, as it reviews its policy to seek energy from..
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French infant among four new coronavirus cases in Cambodia

Cambodia reported four new cases of coronavirus including in a four-month-old French boy and two people who had traveled to Malaysia for a religious ceremony, the Ministry of Health said late Sunday.
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'We're not being quarantined. We're being detained.' Americans stuck in Cambodia amid pandemic

When Ryan Knapp and his wife booked a cruise along the Mekong Delta, they thought it would be a dream trip. But it has turned into a nightmare.
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Three Britons have coronavirus on cruise on Cambodia's Mekong

Cambodia has found three British nationals infected with the coronavirus on a tourist boat on the Mekong River, bringing its tally of cases to five, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.
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U.S. decries 'fabricated conspiracy theories' in Cambodia treason trial

The United States ambassador to Cambodia said on Thursday that he is troubled by "fabricated conspiracy theories" at the treason trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is accused of plotting..
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First Cambodian tests positive for coronavirus

The first Cambodian has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
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Malaysia says American coronavirus case now tests negative for virus

Malaysian health authorities on Saturday said an American passenger of a cruise liner docked in Cambodia has now tested negative for the novel coronavirus, a week after she had been declared the..
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Last passengers leave cruise ship in Cambodia after virus clearance

Remaining passengers who were stuck onboard a cruise ship docked in Cambodia for almost a week left the vessel on Wednesday after they tested negative for the coronavirus, a government official said.
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'More countries will not let us fly through': Hundreds from Westerdam cruise ship stuck in Cambodia

The Holland America cruise ship nightmare seemed to be over, but things turned when one woman tested positive for coronavirus.
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Virus deals new blow to Cambodian city bound to China

An influx of Chinese that some Cambodians resented for bringing noise, dust and chaos to the port of Sihanoukville, is the cause of more pain now that it has gone into reverse.
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Scramble to track Cambodia cruise passengers after coronavirus case reported

Health authorities scrambled on Monday to track hundreds of passengers who disembarked from a cruise ship in Cambodia last week after a woman tested positive for coronavirus, heightening fears about..
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Days After Cruise Ship Passengers Disembarked in Cambodia, One Tests Positive for Virus

At least one person who left the Westerdam had the coronavirus, and others have flown on to other destinations. Health experts fear an increased risk of pandemic.
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American woman from cruise ship tests positive again for coronavirus in Malaysia

An American passenger from a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said on Sunday, after the cruise firm and Cambodian..
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Cruise firm seeks new virus test for passenger from ship in Cambodia

More tests are needed to confirm that an American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has the new coronavirus after she tested positive in Malaysia, the MS Westerdam's operator said on..
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Passenger from Holland America cruise ship diagnosed with coronavirus after disembarking: reports

An 83-year-old American who disembarked from Holland America's MS Westerdam inĀ Cambodia reportedly has tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia.
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Trump thanks Cambodia over ship in rare message to China-ally

U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked Cambodia for taking in the castaway cruise ship MS Westerdam in a rare message to a country that is one of China's closest allies and has often been at odds with..
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No peak in sight as China reports 5,000 new coronavirus cases

China's coronavirus outbreak showed no sign of peaking with health authorities on Friday reporting more than 5,000 new cases, while passengers on a cruise ship blocked from five countries due to virus..
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China reports 5,000 new coronavirus cases, cruise ship disembarks in Cambodia

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Coronavirus cases in China epicenter fall, cruise ship disembarks in Cambodia

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China's Hubei province rose by 116 on Friday, health officials said, less than half the number of deaths from the day before, when Japan reported its first..
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Passengers on ship turned away over virus fears disembark in Cambodia

Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears started disembarking in Cambodia on Friday.
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'It is taking time': Holland America cruisers wait to get off docked ship in Cambodia after being in limbo

Guests aboard Holland America's MS Westerdam breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as they were finally allowed to disembark inĀ Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
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Cambodia says no passengers on castaway cruise ship have coronavirus

None of the 20 passengers on board a cruise ship which docked in the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on Thursday have the coronavirus, a spokesman for the Southeast Asian country's health ministry..
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Cruise passengers shunned over coronavirus to head home after Cambodia reprieve

A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in Cambodia on Thursday, to the relief of..
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Fear of virus unnerves castaway cruise ship's Cambodian port

Cambodians voiced unease on Thursday at the arrival of a cruise ship that has been turned away by five countries in fear of the new coronavirus - despite having no suspected cases onboard.
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Cruise ship shunned over coronavirus fears arrives in Cambodia

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Coronavirus and cruises: Holland America ship to disembark in Cambodia after three denials

Cambodia came to the rescue of Holland America's MS Westerdam on Wednesday, granting the ship permission to disembark atĀ Sihanoukville onĀ Thursday.
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Cambodia to allow cruise ship shunned over virus fears to dock

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