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2009-03-26 10:00:00

Website also provides latest news, information and commentary about the trials CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site - www.CambodiaTribunal.org - will host ongoing video footage from the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trials, which are scheduled to begin Monday, March 30. On trial will be senior officials of the Khmer Rouge regime for atrocity crimes. Launched in September 2007 in anticipation of the trials, the Chicago-based Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site...

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2009-03-25 09:45:00

Every day, more than 140 million people in southern Asia drink groundwater contaminated with arsenic. Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Vietnam die of cancer each year from chronic exposure to arsenic, according to the World Health Organization. Some health experts call it the biggest mass poisoning in history. More than 15 years ago, scientists pinpointed the source of the contamination in the Himalaya Mountains, where sediments containing naturally occurring...

2009-02-17 02:30:00

Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, February 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been chosen by Chuan Wei (Cambodia) Co Ltd, to deploy a nation-wide WiMAX Rev-e (802.16e-2005 standard) wireless broadband network, Cambodia's first. Commercial services are set for launch in mid 2009. Chuan Wei, part of the Thai Boon Roong Ltd conglomerate, is counting on the Alcatel-Lucent solution to meet its target of serving one...

2009-02-13 13:22:06

Conservationists are sending a trained dog to Cambodia to sniff out any tigers that remain in the country's Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area. The Wildlife Conservation Society and the conservation group Panthera are spending more than $28,000 to send Maggie, a wire-haired German pointer trained in Russia's far east, to sniff for tiger droppings in north eastern Cambodia, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. A second dog will arrive later in the year. A tiger paw print was spotted in the...

2009-02-12 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of its first trial, the Cambodian government and international actors must immediately address grave flaws in the tribunal set up to try senior members of the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity, warns a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative today. The long-awaited trial of Kaing Guek Eav (a.k.a. Duch), the commander of the infamous Toul Sleng S-21 Prison where thousands of Cambodians were tortured and killed, is...

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2009-01-27 15:11:30

The afflictions of impoverished Cambodia can be seen in the nation's western corner:  girls for hire standing outside restaurants, uneven dirt roads dotted with signs that warn "Danger Mines!" But a potentially greater danger lurks there, particularly for the outside world. The parasite that causes the most lethal form of malaria is showing initial signs of resistance to the best new drug that treats the disease, the New York Times reports. Combination treatments using the antimalaria...

2008-12-15 14:06:00

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international line-up of rock musicians took a stand against human trafficking at a recent concert at the Angkor Wat temple sponsored by the MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign, a project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This was the first rock concert ever performed at the massive 12th-century temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was bathed in floodlights for the event. More...

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2008-12-15 11:35:00

Researchers have reported the discovery of more than 1,000 new species in the Greater Mekong region over the past decade. The region, comprised of wetlands and rainforest along the Mekong River in Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and China, has been a plentiful source of species never seen before, such as a bright pink spiny dragon millipede or a spider with a foot-long leg span. From 1997 until 2007, at least 1,068 new species have been identified in the Greater Mekong region,...

2008-12-12 11:25:42

A study of female sex workers in Cambodia found less experienced prostitutes more likely to have sexually transmitted infections, researchers said. The study of more than 1,000 female sex workers in Cambodia, published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, showed girls new to the sex industry were twice as likely to have gonorrhea or chlamydia. Heng Sopheab of the University of Bergen in Norway and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs, in Cambodia, led a team of...

2008-12-05 07:32:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games' (Nasdaq: SGMS) wholly-owned subsidiary, The Global Draw Ltd. ("Global Draw") and Elixir Gaming Technologies (Amex: EGT) ("Elixir Gaming") announced today they have formed a strategic alliance to address new opportunities in the high-potential gaming market of Cambodia through placements of Global Draw's popular server-based gaming machines at Elixir Gaming sourced venues. Pursuant to this agreement, gaming machines from Global Draw...


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Hairy-nosed Otter, Lutra sumatrana
2012-12-31 13:07:52

The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a rare species that was thought to be extinct until 1998. It is native to Southeast Asia with a range that includes Cambodia, Myanmar, South Thailand, South Vietnam, and Sumatra and Borneo in Peninsular Malaysia. It prefers a habitat within coastal areas or near large inland bodies of water. The hairy-nosed otter can reach an average body length between twenty and twenty-three inches, with a tail length of up to twenty inches and a weight between...

Lyle's Flying Fox, Pteropus lylei
2012-08-29 15:20:02

Lyle’s flying fox (Pteropus lylei) is a megabat that is native to Yunnan in China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Although nothing is known about this species in China, it is known to prefer homes in mangrove forests in Vietnam. It is known to roost in trees, where it can be destructive, and feeds on fruit in orchards. Because of this, it is considered a pest in Thailand, where the majority of its full populations can be found. One colony in Thailand is thought to number around three...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

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2007-04-06 08:20:46

The Pentazona barb (Puntius pentazona), or Fiveband barb is a tropical fish belonging to the Barb genus of the minnow family. It is a native of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. They are also referred to as Barbus pentazona. The fish superficially resembles the tiger barb, except that there are five black vertical bands on an orange or gold body instead of four bands on the tiger barb. The fish will grow to a maximum length of 2 in (5 cm)....

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