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By Douglas Morino WOODLAND HILLS -- The land mines they defused and removed from war-torn regions of Southeast Asia lie like specimens on display thousands of miles away in a cramped, fifth-story office in the San Fernando Valley.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 3 August [Report by Anucha Charoenpo: "Government faces tough task over sea border - Seminar told of Cambodian deals"] The government should be prepared to deal with some powerful countries over the long-standing border conflicts with Cambodia, a seminar was told yesterday.
On 29 July, Cambodian Government-run Phnom Penh Television Kampuchea in Cambodian at 0450 gmt carried, before its midday newscast, a one-minute video recorded news conference on the Preah Vihear Temple issue given by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to a crowd of reporters following a meeting with visiting Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Kimura Hitoshi in Phnom Penh on the morning of 29 July.
Text of press release in English by Paris-based media freedom organization Reporters Sans Frontieres on 28 July Local media coverage of last weekend's parliamentary elections was totally biased in favour of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and its leader, Prime Minister Hun Sen, Reporters Without Borders said today.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 29 July Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to a troop adjustment in the disputed area near Preah Vihear temple.
By The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A dispute with neighboring Thailand over border land near an 11th century Hindu temple has sparked nationalist pride throughout Cambodia and strengthened the longtime prime minister's popularity ahead of parliamentary elections today.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 22 July [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" section: "Cambodia calls for UN Security meeting on border dispute with Thailand"] Cambodia Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to urgently hold a meeting to mediate its border dispute with Thailand, it was reported.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Foreign Officials Invited To Study Cambodian-Thai Military standoff"] Phnom Penh, July 19 (Xinhua) - Under the arrangement of the Cambodian government, deputies from Chinese, US, French and Vietnamese embassies Saturday flew to Preah Vihear province by helicopter to watch the five-day-long Cambodian-Thai military standoff over the land dispute.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, July 17 Kyodo: Cambodia on Thursday claimed that Thai troops entered its territory for the third day running, saying some 400 soldiers are now in the country.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, July 15 Kyodo - About 170 Thai soldiers illegally crossed into Cambodia Tuesday, Cambodian government sources said.
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) 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...
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...
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.
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)....
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.