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#Cambodia

# cambodia - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Border clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops continue

At least 16 people have died and almost 100,000 others have been displaced since fighting erupted a week ago.

# cambodia - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Thailand, Cambodia reach truce after deadly week of fighting

The neighbouring countries have called a tentative truce after a week of bloody fighting at the border has left 15 people dead.

# cambodia - Friday 22 April, 2011

6 killed in border clashes between Thai and Cambodian armies

Tensions building up in recent months over border dispute finally flared up today, when violence broke out between rival armies.

# cambodia - Thursday 10 March, 2011

Briton sentenced to seven years for paedophilia in Cambodia

Matthew harland, 38, has been convicted of sexually abusing two girls aged 11 and 12 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

# cambodia - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

Five things you really should need know as you wrap up work this Tuesday evening…

Rubberbandits' Horse Outside is big in... Cambodia Rubberbandits This post contains images

Rubberbandits' Horse Outside is big in... Cambodia

Comedy duo are not only trendy in Asia – a Labour election candidate has been criticised for using the tune of Horse Outside for his campaign song.

# cambodia - Monday 7 February, 2011

Cambodia and Thailand exchange fire over disputed border

Troops from the neighbouring countries in South-East Asia clash over an area around an 11th century temple.

# cambodia - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Death toll rises after Cambodian festival stampede

Thursday declared national day of mourning as over 340 people die on bridge in Phnom Penh.

# cambodia - Monday 22 November, 2010

Over 330 killed in stampede at Cambodian festival Cambodia This post contains videos

Over 330 killed in stampede at Cambodian festival

Crowds attending full moon festival surge onto bridge, causing huge crush.

# cambodia - Monday 26 July, 2010

A FORMER PRISON director of the notorious S-21 prison in Cambodia has been found guilty of crimes against humanity in a UN-backed court.

Kaing Guek Eav, known as “Duch”, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. However, Duch will not serve the full term, as the presiding judges reduced his sentence by five years due to the fact that he was illegally imprisoned.

The sentence was then further reduced by 11 years for time already served. Duch will therefore serve 19 years for his part in the torture and murder of his countrymen in the late 1970′s.

The building where Duch worked was originally a school but was converted into a prison by the ultra-communist Khmer Rogue regime, which aimed to create a classless society. In total 16,000 people were brought to the prison, where they were tortured, interrogated and eventually brought away to be murdered.

Of the 16,000 people who entered the S-21 prison just 12 came out alive.

During the communist revolution in Cambodia up to 1.7 million people died.

Duch has admitted his part in the Cambodian Genocide, saying the he was solely and individually responsible for about 12,380 deaths. He is the first high-ranking figure to be tried.