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  • Booters leave for Cambodia today

    Booters leave for Cambodia today

    The Bangladesh national football team will leave for Phnom Penh, Cambodia today to play a FIFA friendly match against the hosts. The match, slated for March 9, is the first international fixture for the boys in red and green since they faced Palestine in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Cox's Bazar last October.

  • Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Man’ schools children -- for trash

    Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the “Rubbish School” where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash.

  • Strongman PM reelected

    Cambodia's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said yesterday that it had won a general election that rights groups said was neither free nor fair due to voter intimidation and the absence of any significant challenger to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

  • Siem Reap—The city of stones

    When it comes to Southeast Asia, tourist destinations popular among Bangladeshis are: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and after the initiation of visa on arrival, Indonesia (Bali, more or less). Vietnam is becoming somewhat popular in recent years. Cambodia and Laos, however, still don't see a sizeable number of Bangladeshi travellers. Surprising, because the former boasts Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, attracting over two million foreign tourists per year.

  • Cambodian paper shuts with 'dictatorship' parting shot

    One of Cambodia's most stridently independent newspapers, The Cambodia Daily, published its last edition on Monday with the headline "Descent Into Outright Dictatorship" as it closed amid a crackdown on critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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    Cambodian govt closes 15 radio stations

    After closing 15 radio stations across the country, the Cambodian Ministry of Information claimed that it is not targeting independent broadcasters.

  • Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

    Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.

  • Hoop dreams of Cambodia's disabled cagers

    Slamming into each other with a metallic crunch, Cambodia's first women's wheelchair basketball team are changing attitudes to disability in a nation where unexploded landmines claim new victims every week but physical impairments are scorned.

  • The magic of Makha Bucha

    Makha Bucha Day; an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon day of Māgha in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, and on the full moon day of Tabodwe in Myanmar, affords Buddhists a chance at reprieve.

  • France returns statue head taken 130 years ago

    France returns the head of a Hindu deity's statue from the 7th century more than 130 years after it was taken away in the name of research.

  • Alarm over Cambodia ‘timber grab’

    Ancient, highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia, according to a new report.

  • Angelina Jolie preparing son Maddox to take over charity

    Hollywood actor-filmmaker Angelina Jolie wants her eldest son, Maddox, to run the charity in Cambodia and has hired him as a researcher on her new film.

  • Asia's best boat trips: Along the mighty Mekong

    Rain is pelting the observation deck, falling in sheets so thick we can barely see where the Mekong meets the shore.

  • Taj Mahal ranks 3rd among world''s top landmarks

    Travellers from across the globe have ranked Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world

  • Failures in Cambodia RMG sector

    Workers in Cambodia’s garment factories often experience discriminatory and exploitative labour conditions including dismissal by employer at will and poor government inspection and enforcement, making it difficult for the vast majority of whom are young women, to assert their rights

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