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Illegal Logging Ravaging the Last Forests, Activists Sayi
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22 October 2014
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood has been sent from Cambodia to China this year alone. Activists, from communities that live near some of Cambodia’s last forests, told reporters Wednesday that illegal logging is ravaging their homelands, as part of a “systematic” trade that includes the participation of high-ranking officials, authorities and security forces. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)

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  • Armed RCMP officers approach Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident.  A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports, Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Armed RCMP officers head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Police officers take cover near Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Armed RCMP officers guard the front of Langevin Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Police officers control traffic on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers guard access to Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • A police officer closes off the scene near the Canada War Memorial following a shooting incident in Ottawa.
  • Police officers patrol the scene near the Canada War Memorial following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Police and paramedics transport a wounded Canadian soldier in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Armed RCMP officers race across a street on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 22, 2014.

Canadian Parliament on Lockdown After Shooting

Heavily armed Canadian police backed by armored vehicles are surrounding the country's parliament buildings in Ottawa, after at least one gunman shot a soldier guarding the nearby National War Memorial.


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Illegal Logging Ravaging the Last Forests, Activists Say

Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood were sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
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Japan Team Finds Voter Registration Irregularities

Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji told reporters Japan is willing to help Cambodia restore its voter registries to ensure free and fair elections in the future.
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Retired Musician Still Has Songs To Share

Recently, the 78-year-old smiled as he sang to welcome a VOA Khmer reporter for an interview.
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Cambodians in Washington Fundraise for Children’s Hospital

Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy.
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Japanese Election Reform Team To Meet With Opposition

A Japanese delegation investigating election reform will meet with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party Wednesday.
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Immigration Delegation Heads to Australia

The agreement could bring in refugees currently held on the Micronesian island of Nauru to Cambodia.
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Cambodians in America >>>

Cambodians in Washington Fundraise for Children’s Hospital

Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy.
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Prominent Long Beach Group Marks 37 Years of Service

The event will allow members of the Cambodian community to meet with officials and share with them their experience.
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Video US Activists Disappointed With Opposition in Cambodia

In a recent discussion in Virginia, many said they felt the Cambodia National Rescue Party had betrayed its US supporters in making the deal with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
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Tribunal Official Faces Emotional Khmer Rouge Victims in California

Many Cambodians felt the court’s slow pace and limited scope were not bringing them a sense of justice.
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Southeast Asia >>>

Video Hong Kong Talks Begin With Few Concessions

Activists on street worry first round of talks has widened gulf between government and pro-democracy protesters.
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Thailand's Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to Recover

Political unrest and the murder of two British tourists are keeping visitors away.
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Japan Team Finds Voter Registration Irregularities

Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji told reporters Japan is willing to help Cambodia restore its voter registries to ensure free and fair elections in the future.
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Immigration Delegation Heads to Australia

The agreement could bring in refugees currently held on the Micronesian island of Nauru to Cambodia.
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Cambodian Children More Vulnerable Under Asean Integration, Report Warns

Rights workers fear for the safety of Cambodia’s vulnerable children once Asean joins in an economic community next year.
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Photogallery Joko Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia’s Head of State

Analysts say Widodo’s emphasis on domestic reform is likely to leave little room for foreign policy concerns.
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Defense Teams Continue Boycott of Khmer Rouge Trial

More meetings are to be held this week, leading up to another hearing session on Oct. 27.
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Defense Teams Leave Khmer Rouge Tribunal Hearing

It remains unclear what will happen next with the hearing, which was to begin a trial of atrocity crimes for the two men, including, for the first time, genocide.
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Tribunal Meeting Overlooks Major Set-Backs

There was no discussion of a lack of movement on two cases—Nos. 003 and 004—at the court, nor a discussion of at least one potential defendant’s refusal to answer a court summons.
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As Tribunal Continues, More Calls for Funding

Cambodian and UN officials say they still need more funding to continue the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, despite waning interest from some donors.
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English with Mani & Mori

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Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)i
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20 October 2014
You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)

You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Hit the Nail on the Head (Movie: Inside Job)

You can say, "The professor 'hit the nail on the head' when she said, that we cannot demand respect, respect must be earned and not given freely." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori
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Video Speak of the Devil (Movie: Easy A)

You can say, "Speaking of the devil, there she is! Hey, we were just talking about you a moment ago." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Rock the Boat (Movie: 500 Days of Summer)

You can say, "Things are going really well between the two of you - he's happy and you're happy, so why 'rock the boat'?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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