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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.


Cambodia villagers cope with flood aftermath [Video]

Cambodia villagers cope with flood aftermath

Cambodian villagers found themselves wading in knee-deep water in their shophouses and homes days after flash floods swept through parts of the country earlier in the week, killing 39.

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Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal [Video]

Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal

Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career as a mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia, earning him a gold medal from UK veterinary charity. Soraya Ali reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
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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Khmer Rouge prison commander Comrade Duch dies

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