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2007-08-15 21:05:00

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A new study of the demise of the ancient city of Angkor is a wake-up call for Cambodia to be more vigilant in its efforts to conserve the site, an official said Wednesday. The study in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that Angkor was far larger than previously thought, incorporating an elaborate water management network of nearly 400 square miles and rice paddies to feed more than 1 million people....

2005-08-15 06:44:38

By Chawadee Nualkhair BANGKOK (Reuters) - From India's Taj Mahal to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Asia's cultural landmarks are threatened by man and nature and more must be done to protect them, experts said on Monday. Earthquakes, floods, civil strife and looting loom large as potential threats, while the more mundane ravages wreaked by tourists could turn ancient attractions into victims of their own popularity. "The greatest threat is actually people like ourselves who do not have...

2005-07-05 13:19:49

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Vietnam Airlines Airbus 320slipped off the runway at Cambodia's Siem Reap airport onTuesday, forcing the temporary closure of the gateway to thefamed ruins of Angkor Wat, officials said. They said the aircraft slid off the runway as it turned totaxi to the terminal after landing in heavy rain, but all thepassengers and crew were taken off without injury. Vietnam Air official Toan Nguyen said there were 90passengers, mostly European tourists, and eight crew aboard....