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World NowThree top Khmer Rouge leaders accused of helping mastermind Cambodia’s "killing fields" in the 1970s went on trial in Phnom Penh on Monday as hundreds of victims and curious onlookers arrived at the court from around the country to witness the...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesA muddy, weed-choked field in the hills of northern Cambodia is the last resting place of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, chief instigator of a communist regime that enslaved a nation, dismantled its social and cultural institutions and took the lives of 2...
Tags: Punishment, Massacres, Hun Sen, Crimes, Buddhism
From LAX, Korean, Asiana, Thai, China Southern, China Airlines, Malaysia and EVA Airways offer connecting service (change of plane) to Phnom Penh. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,376, excluding taxes and fees. Asiana, Korean Airways and China...
Special to the Los Angeles Times1925: Saloth Sar, alias Pol Pot, born in central Cambodia. 1949: Pol Pot goes to Paris where he joins a group of young Cambodian revolutionaries, most of them Marxists. 1953: France grants independence to Cambodia under King Norodom Sihanouk; Pol Pot...
Culture MonsterArchitect Bill Greaves stood on a bluff outside Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and admired an elegant white and peach building perched high above the beaches and guesthouses that have made this seaside spot into a tourist boomtown. Inspired by the dong raik,......
Editor's note: This corrects the caption of the photo of David C. Henley in front of Tuol Sleng Prison. Editor's note: The following article is a first-person account of a visit to the former Tuol Sleng Prison in Cambodia by David C. Henley, a Newport...
wpix.comA New York man is facing charges that he drugged a 12-year-old girl in Cambodia and took pornographic pictures of her. 51-year-old Ronald A. Adams, 51, was arrested at his seaside home in Cambodia Friday after the girl's mother filed a complaint, said...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, WPIX, Cambodia, New York, Crimes
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOne day during the rise of the Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-1970s, American journalist Sydney Schanberg asked his Cambodian assistant, Dith Pran, a gnawing question. How would Dith respond to the American diplomat in Phnom Penh who had been publicly...
Tags: Academy Awards, Murder, Crimes, Civil Rights, Awards and Prizes
A couple in rural Cambodia has terminated their 18-year marriage with a divorce settlement that entailed sawing in two the wooden house they once shared, villagers said Friday. The husband, 42-year-old Moeun Sarim, has taken away with him all the bits...
OXNARD -- An ex-marine, who worked as a teacher in Phnom Penh, faces 210 years in prison for engaging in sexual conduct with girls as young as nine while living in Cambodia. 53-year old Michael Joseph Pepe of Oxnard was convicted in May of having sex...
Tags: Lawyers, Rape, Crime, Law and Justice, KTLA, Punishment
Tribune staff reporterThe first approach, no matter how you approach it, isn't all that impressive. From the main road, the profile beyond its moat is low, like a very rough pencil sketch of Parliament along the Thames but less grand and imposing. The three visible spires,...
Special to The TimesAs we were eating dinner on the front porch of a restaurant in George Town, Malaysia, we were startled by a sudden "whap!" A gecko had fallen from the ceiling onto our table, narrowly missing my beer. The creature, too mortified even to mumble "Pardon me,...
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