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  1. Sustainable development needed to transform Asia-Pacific's least developed countries - " UNRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | United Nations

    That was among conclusions at the three-day High-Level Asia-Pacific Dialogue on the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. "Graduation is not about ticking the boxes on a few variables alone to move beyond least developed country status," said Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific .

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  2. The Coolest Pools in the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | TIME.com

    ... over busy Kowloon. Budget-conscious travelers can get in on the action, too: at the Blue Lime Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, modest rooms with their own private saltwater pools start at only $85. And at Indonesia's Novotel Bali, freestanding ...

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  3. A mindless horde, difficult to wipe out and terrifyingRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    No, not zombies - despite making great strides, Cambodia's fimmakers say their industry is being dragged down and sucked dry by DVD pirates With a bit of searching among the reams of bootleg movie discs at Sihanouk Boulevard's CD World - with their poorly photocopied and typo-ridden covers - it's possible to find a legitimate copy of the only Cambodian title sold legally in the Kingdom. After a brief stint in local cinemas in late 2013, the locally produced zombie horror flick Run was released on DVD by Westec Media.

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  4. Wiki activists help to write Cambodian women's historyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    ... Hok Lundy has an extensive biography. But almost all the entries are for men. While Mu Sochua, arguably Cambodia's most influential female opposition lawmaker, has a 713 word article on English Wikipedia, she doesn't have an entry at all on the ...

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  5. New in town: What it's like to move to the big smoke in CambodiaRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    Cambodia has one of the fastest rates of urbanisation in Asia. A World Bank report using satellite imaging and surveys found that between 2000 and 2010 the population of the Kingdom's cities grew at a rate of 4.3 per cent a year.

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  6. Kampot gets the Uptown Funk in new viral videoRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    ... was a case of waiting for the right song and video," said Anthony Evans, program development manager at Epic Arts Cambodia. "The aim is always to challenge how people with disabilities are seen. This song worked well as it demonstrated that you can ...

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  7. First-time restaurateurs join the crowd on Street 308Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    The walls have been painted in clean white and dark grey panels, and are hung with a series of photographs by Jean-Luc Moreau Deleris titled "Koi Fish", and the floor is laid with an art deco-style tile pattern. Downstairs is a casual dining area lit by bare incandescent bulbs, while upstairs is an open-air terrace purpose-built for quiet sundowners.

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  8. My Phnom Penh: Virak RoeunRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    ... are fake, so it's still not so good, but I like the concept that they are trying to deliver to the people in Cambodia. Bar In the evenings, I like Alley Bar on Street 240-and-a-half. Before I came to Phnom Penh, I'd never been to a live concert in ...

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  9. South-east Asian adventure: One holiday, three waysRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... per person, based on two travelling together, with return flights from Heathrow. The 15-day "Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong" trip includes Qatar Airways flights to Siem Reap via Doha, departing 28 June, returning from Ho Chi Minh City. ...

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  10. Cambodian gov't passes industrial development policy for next decadeRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The Cambodia's Council of Ministers, or Cabinet, on Friday approved an Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025 with an aim of diversifying the economy, which currently depends on garments, tourism, construction and agriculture. The approval was made during a weekly Cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to a news statement released after the meeting.

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  11. Herbalife Attempts to Establish Guinness World Records(R) Achievement ...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    ... In India alone, more than 40 cities are participating. Other Asian cities participating include: Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hong Kong, China. In Seoul, South Korea, more than 1,000 registrants have signed up. In Malaysia, 19 ...

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  12. Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate CambodiansRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Tourists wait to take pictures of the sunrise in front of the famed Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, northwestern Cambodia. At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the country's top tourist attraction.

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  13. Cambodia Press-Coca-Cola, Lord Puttnam to 'Rebrand' Cambodia - Cambodia DailyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | AlertNet

    ... of the 1984 film "The Killing Fields," have been recruited by the government to help shift the world's image of Cambodia away from land mines and corruption and toward one of a booming economy and easy business, Cambodia Daily reported, citing the ...

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  14. PM calls for greater collaboration among ministriesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Pnompenh Post

    With the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community due at the end of the year, politicians and business delegates, at a conference to discuss Cambodia's AEC progress, have stressed the need for a more coordinated approach during the transition into deeper regional integration. Prime Minister Hun Sen, who gave the keynote address at the Cambodia Outlook Conference 2015 yesterday in Phnom Penh, said the country had made good progress on AEC-related reforms, ranking third among member-states in terms of preparedness, but reiterated that "collaboration and cooperation" were still needed.

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  15. A stronger role for Cambodian womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pnompenh Post

    ... regional ASEAN level. Building on the success of sister group Young Women's Leadership Network - the only group in Cambodia that was able to organise a cross-party dialogue before the landmark elections of July 2013 - the female politicians network ...

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  16. Sweden's goal of promoting equalityRead the original story

    Yesterday | Pnompenh Post

    ... the labour market. Today the majority of countries have outlawed violence against women. And women live longer. In Cambodia, the gains in gender equality are mirrored in, for example, the enrolment rates of girls in primary and secondary education, ...

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  17. Get the latest update: Cambodian IT pioneer talks hard work and successRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pnompenh Post

    ... said. At the time, Sok knew nothing about computers and little could foreshadow that she would become a pioneer in Cambodia's IT world, besides the fact that she was curious. Soon after that she purchased her first computer from Vietnam and enrolled ...

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  18. Japanse charity propells girls into designRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pnompenh Post

    Contestants, their families, judges, the Wakana Shop team, and other guests took the traditional DREAM GIRL picture from a bird's perspective after the contest. OKUDA TOMOHIRO Most of the 400 people in the audience of the fifth annual DREAM GIRLS Graphic Design Contest at the Himawari Hotel Phnom Penh last Saturday were unaware that they were about to witness a life changing moment.

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  19. Finn Church Aid empowers women through agricultural cooperativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pnompenh Post

    In Doung Village of Battambang Province, Trea Somnag and her husband Tern Tha have made close to $3000 a year after joining WAC. FCA/URSULA aALTONEN When Finn Church Aid , the largest Finnish NGO in development cooperation, established a regional office in Phnom Penh in 2011, it aimed to empower women in Cambodia's rural communities where families lack public services like health and education and decently paid employment opportunities.

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  20. Michelle Obama's visit to focus sexual health educationRead the original story

    Yesterday | Pnompenh Post

    ... school. Yesterday, the US Embassy said the initiative will focus on the drastic rise of teenage pregnancy across Cambodia by teaching girls about reproductive and sexual health education "through innovative multi-media platforms" by expanding on ...

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