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2006-07-14 16:24:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cambodia signed an agreement on Friday to increase trade and investment flows as part of a broader American initiative in the region, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said. Washington already has "trade and investment framework agreements" (TIFAs) with several countries in Southeast Asia. The frameworks create a bilateral forum to work on trade issues and can be a stepping stone to free trade pacts. The United States also is...

2006-07-07 09:35:08

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Prosecutors investigating the Khmer Rouge genocide of the 1970s said on Friday it will take months to assemble cases against those responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people. "The investigation phase of any trial is a long process," Canadian prosecutor Robert Petit told reporters in Phnom Penh after a week-long meeting of foreign and Cambodian jurists assigned to the long-awaited tribunal. "We will begin our work with a blank slate and build...

2006-05-04 01:56:51

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia approved on Thursday the domestic and international judges who will try Pol Pot's top surviving henchmen for the 1970s Khmer Rouge genocide, in which an estimated 1.7 million people died. Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana said the southeast Asian nation's top legal body, the Supreme Council of Magistracy, had appointed 13 international judges and prosecutors, including reserves, for the long-awaited tribunal. It had also nominated 17...

2006-04-23 02:31:05

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - At least 10 Cambodian villagers were killed when their truck hit an anti-tank mine left over from the country's civil war, police said on Sunday. The truck hit the mine on Friday in the northern province of Oddar Meanchey -- a former stronghold of Pol Pot's ultra-communist Khmer Rouge guerrillas. "A lot of mines were planted in those former battlefields and no one knows where they are until they explode," provincial police official Theak Thea told Reuters by...

2006-04-21 02:42:18

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia has turned down a U.S. approach on sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday. "We will not send our armed forces to Iraq because the issue there is not in the hands of the United Nations," Hun Sen told reporters. But even if the U.N. were in command, Cambodia would still not send troops to Iraq or Afghanistan, he said following a meeting last week with U.S. Ambassador Joseph A. Mussomeli, who asked him to consider...

2006-04-05 04:42:39

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a 12-year-old boy in Cambodia, the impoverished Southeast Asian nation's sixth victim, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The boy, from the southeastern province of Prey Veng, abutting Vietnam, died on Tuesday night, said Michael O'Leary, the WHO representative in Phnom Penh. He said a laboratory in the capital confirmed the boy was infected with the H5N1 avian flu virus. Six Cambodians have died of bird flu since the...

2006-03-27 08:15:00

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Three Cambodians suffering from fever and coughs tested negative for bird flu after a 3-year-old girl died of the virus last week, the head of the hospital treating them said on Monday. "All three tested for bird flu showed negative," said Heng Taykry, director of Phnom Penh's Calmette Hospital, where the trio have been staying since being admitted with bird flu-like symptoms on Saturday. A joint Cambodian-World Health Organization (WHO) statement said the adult and two...

2006-03-24 14:30:14

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a young girl in Cambodia, the first human victim of the virus in the poor southeast Asian nation in almost a year, while China said on Friday a woman in the city of Shanghai had died from it. Jordan became the latest Middle East country hit by an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus in poultry, but said no people had been infected. Bird flu, which has spread from Asia to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, remains...

2006-03-24 12:53:46

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed a young girl in Cambodia, the first human victim of the virus in the poor southeast Asian nation in almost a year, while China said on Friday a woman in the city of Shanghai had died from it. Jordan became the latest Middle East country hit by an outbreak of the virulent H5N1 virus in poultry, but said no people had been infected. Bird flu, which has spread from Asia to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, remains essentially an...

2006-03-23 21:40:00

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A 3-year-old Cambodian girl has died of H5N1 bird flu, government health officials and the World Health Organization said on Friday. The girl, who lived in a village in Kampong Speu province about 40 miles west of Phnom Penh, had been in contact with sick and dying chickens, officials said. "She has been confirmed positive with H5N1," WHO spokeswoman Megge Miller said. Tests had been carried out at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh and there was no reason to doubt...


Latest Cambodia Reference Libraries

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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