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Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.

With opposition silenced, Cambodia’s Hun Sen coasts to win

Cambodia’s ruling party has won Sunday’s general election, the chief government spokesman said, a widely expected outcome in an election slammed by rights groups as illegitimate, and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five year-term.

Cambodia charges foreigners after pornographic dance arrests

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners Sunday with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex. Police said they raided a rented villa on Thursday where the foreigners were taking part in what organizers billed as a pub crawl and found people “dancing pornographically.” While almost 90 foreigners were detained, all but 10 were released.

Where Cambodian leader sees U.S. plots, others see U.S. inaction

Cambodia’s leader is destroying a political opposition movement that threatens his three-decade grip on power and he’s accusing America of plotting his downfall. An influential opposition figure is in Washington wondering if she’ll get any help at all.

Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends U.S. MIA searches

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War.

Cambodia suspending U.S. MIA searches over visa ban

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War.

Cambodia Daily to close in media crackdown

One of Cambodia’s main English-language newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, announced that it would close Monday after a dispute with the government over taxes.

Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film

Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a light on the plight of young people in war zones today.