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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...

2006-03-14 08:51:24

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The death of Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic during his trial has heightened the need to start the long-delayed trials of aging Khmer Rouge leaders on charges of genocide, United Nations officials said on Tuesday. "We all know that the possible accused all are aging, so we really have to start the process as soon as we can," Michelle Lee, the U.N.'s deputy director of the court administration preparing the trials. No date has been set for the trials of the...

2006-03-01 04:23:00

By Ed Cropley VUNG TAU, Vietnam (Reuters) - Disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter faces Vietnamese justice on Thursday when he appears before a communist People's Court on charges of molesting young girls. Vietnamese officials took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of briefing reporters about the one-day closed-door hearing, in which the 1970s rock icon will come face-to-face with his accusers, girls he said he was teaching English. "One was 13 years old and one was under...

2006-02-23 02:00:20

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Human rights groups are urging Cambodia's international donors, who contribute over half the annual budget, to step up pressure on the government to tackle widespread corruption and abuse of natural resources. Five activist groups from the United States, Europe and Asia made their joint call a week before a World Bank-backed meeting at which the war-scarred southeast Asian nation is expected to receive around $600 million in international aid....

2006-02-16 01:48:50

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday he would invite the opposition to join his government if the ruling party won the next general election. The offer, made in the wake of a dramatic public reconciliation between Hun Sen and chief opposition leader Sam Rainsy, was welcomed promptly. It might be accepted, said Meng Rita of Sam Rainsy's eponymous party. "But our position will still be the same -- to fight corruption and work for the interest of our...

2006-02-15 00:45:00

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The rare Asian dolphin has moved closer to extinction in Cambodia after a series of deaths in fishing nets over the past few weeks, officials said on Wednesday. Two baby dolphins were found dead in nets on Monday, taking the toll to 10 since early December, said Leang Seng of the fishery office in Kratie Province, 130 miles northeast of Phnom Penh where 90 of the mammals lived. "This is terrible news, making a serious situation even more critical," said Robert Mather of...

2006-02-10 02:53:10

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy, returning home after a year of self-imposed exile in France, promised on Friday to work with his bitter rival Prime Minister Hun Sen to build a better country. More than 2,000 supporters, many waving national flags bearing the opposition logo, shouted "Bravo Sam Rainsy" as he walked through Phnom Penh airport, accepting flowers from well wishers. "I am so glad to return home to see all of you. Thank you for...

2006-02-09 02:21:36

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United Nations and Cambodia said on Thursday the genocide trial of Pol Pot's top surviving Khmer Rouge henchmen, who are blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people, should begin in earnest next year. However, neither side set even a vague start date for the long-awaited tribunal, which has been dogged by years of tortuous negotiations and accusations of bad faith from both sides. U.N. trial coordinator Michelle Lee, who started working in...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'