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Lao Dam Project Flows Into Oppositioni
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25 February 2015
A Lao dam project on a section of the Mekong River is drawing opposition from local fishermen, international environmental groups and neighboring countries. VOA's Say Mony visited the region to investigate the concerns.

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On the Front Line of IS-Controlled Assyrian Christian Villagesi
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26 February 2015
Assyrian Christian fighters are trying to hold ground against Islamic State forces, who have overrun several Assyrian Christian villages in Syria's Hassakeh province in recent days. From the front-line village of Tel Mekhas, still in Assyrian Christian hands, the VOA Kurdish service's Zana Omer reports.

On the Front Line of IS-Controlled Assyrian Christian Villages

Assyrian Christian fighters are trying to hold ground against Islamic State forces, who have overrun several Assyrian Christian villages in Syria's Hassakeh province in recent days. From the front-line village of Tel Mekhas, still in Assyrian Christian hands, the VOA Kurdish service's Zana Omer repo


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Video Critics Fear Effects of Laotian Dam Project

Laos wants dam for economic development, but fishermen, civil society groups, communities in countries all along Mekong River oppose project.
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Cambodian Province Deports 4 Montagnards Back to Vietnam

Thousands of Montagnards fled to Cambodia in 2001 and 2003, but many were rounded up and returned to Vietnam.
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In Cambodia, Dozens of Montagnard Asylum-seekers Remain in Hiding

In recent months dozens of ethnic minority Montagnard people from Vietnam have crossed border into Cambodia complaining of harassment by Vietnamese authorities.
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Photogallery Photographer Captures Cambodia’s Rapid Changes

Axelrod says the building boom during the past seven years has not benefited all segments of society, especially those from poor communities often evicted from desired real estate.
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Youth Driving Change in Cambodian Gender Norms

Engrained cultural traditions have been inherently preventing women from pursuing political leadership roles, participating in public life.
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Rights Group Reports Threefold ‘Surge’ in Land Dispute Filings

In a statement issued Thursday, the group said more than 10,000 families, or nearly 50,000 individuals, had registered land conflicts with their office.
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Cambodians in America >>>

Video Lottery Fever Grips Eastern States

The multistate Powerball jackpot in the US is now worth $500 million, bringing out many people to buy tickets in hopes of winning.
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Cambodian-US Naval Officer Maintains ‘Not Guilty’ Plea

Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz has maintained a “not guilty” plea, despite his being named by the contractor in a wide-reaching bribery scandal.
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More Bribery Charges Cambodian-Born US Naval Officer

A US federal court has indicted Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, a Cambodian-American US naval officer, on seven more counts of bribery.
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Southeast Asia >>>

Video Philippines Call Center Workers Face Challenges

Country has world’s largest business process outsourcing, or BPO, industry, employing some one-million workers.
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South Korea Floats Cash for Prisoner Exchange With North

The South Korean government believes that more than 500 POWs captured by the North during the Korean War are still being held today.
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Clarity Over North Myanmar Fighting Lost in Fog of Conflict

In recent round of fighting, Chinese rebel leader Peng Jiasheng is trying to reclaim control of the Kokang autonomous region, where he was in charge until 2009.
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Despite Sanctions, North Korea’s Nuclear Stockpile Continues to Grow

Depending on the rate of production, experts predict Pyongyang will expand its nuclear arsenal to 50 to 100 weapons in the next five years.
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Myanmar Fighting Poses Dilemma for China

To gain some insight into conflict, VOA’s Steve Herman spoke with Min Zaw Oo, director of ceasefire negotiation and implementation at Myanmar Peace Center.
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Singapore Air Pollution Poses Foreign Policy Dilemma

Pollution from fires in nearby countries raise question: What rights does a nation have when other countries make decisions that harm it?
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Unclaimed Urns Moved To Shelves, Search for Families Continues

Some 500 urns are now listed, with dates from 1970 to 1990.
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Witness Describes US Role in Khmer Rouge Politics

This phase of the trial is wide reaching, and will in part help many Cambodians understand the history and workings of the secretive regime.
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At Tribunal, American Witness Describes 1978 Khmer Rouge

Elizabeth Becker told the court Monday she was not allowed to walk around and had to be escorted in a car.
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Former Post Correspondent To Testify at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Becker was one of the few journalists allowed into Cambodia following the takeover of the Khmer Rouge.
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