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    Khmer Rouge Survivors Head to US for Shooting Remembrance

    The 46th Annual May 4 Commemoration, is held to remember four students who were fatally shot by Ohio National Guard troops just days after Nixon announced armed intervention in Cambodia. More

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    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    29 April 2016
    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.

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    03 November 2014
    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." 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 - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." 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 You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

    You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

    You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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    Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

    You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

    You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Futurei
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    29 April 2016
    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.
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    Video Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Future

    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.
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    Video Phnom Penh Transforming Overnight With Foreign Investment

    Foreign investors are rushing into Cambodia's frontier property market. Phnom Penh is rising upwards almost overnight, but the rate of construction is raising many questions. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.
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    Video New Cambodian’s Envoy to South Korea Aims Anti-Graft and Good Service Policies

    Long Dimanche, Phnom Penh Municipal spokesman, was appointed to replace Suth Dina, an ex-Cambodian Ambassador to South Korea.
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    Video Lamun Soleil: More Companies Expected to be Listed in Cambodia's Stock Market

    Lamun Soleil, Cambodia Securities Exchange's market operations deputy director, said there would be more companies listed in Cambodia's stock market. This is a video interview between Hul Reaksmey of VOA and Lamun Soleil. The interview was conducted on March in VOA's broadcast room in Phnom Penh. Soleil talked about the latest development of Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).
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    Video Film Director About Chut Wutty Said Her Film Should Not be Banned

    Documentary film, I AM CHUT WUTTY, was banned from screening at Meta House Wednesday by Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. However, the film director said her film shouldn’t be banned because it showed the good image of Cambodia and it didn’t blame anyone. The documentary was banned because it was filmed and planned to screen in the country without permission, according to spokesman for Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Thai Norak Satya who told VOA in a phone interview. However, in a video interview with VOA Khmer on Wednesday, Fran Lambrick, director of I AM CHUT WUTTY said the government should allow the film because it showed a Cambodian hero to fight deforestation. Vannarin Neou, Phnom Penh.
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    Video Cambodian Scholar Says Apple-FBI Dispute Requires “Multi-Stakeholder” Solution

    The dispute between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the US Government demands to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone requires a multi-stakeholder “win-win” approach - including public debates, said Chap Chetra, a doctorate student in mass communication at Ohio University.
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    Video Herself Cambodian, Wife of US Ambassador Aims to Help Young Women

    For the first time, the wife of the US ambassador to Cambodia is herself a Cambodian. Sotie Heidt, whose family name is Kenmano, fled the Khmer Rouge in the 1980s and resettled in the United States.
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    Video Tribunal Ends Appeals Hearing for Former Khmer Rouge Leaders

    The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday wrapped up three days of appeals hearings for former regime leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
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    Video ASEAN Summit Draws Strong Protests

    President Barack Obama welcomed Southeast Asian leaders to the Sunnylands estate in California Monday for a two-day summit on trade and security issues. VOA Khmer's Ten Soksreinith narrates.
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    Video Disable Groups to be Banned From Singing at Street Corners

    Disable groups expressed their concerns after Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong wanted them to stop singing at street corners to survive. However the governor told city officials to seek alternative means for them to make their living.
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    Video US Ambassador Meets With Opposition Vice President

    US Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt met with the vice president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Kem Sokha, on Monday, on a broad range of issues, including recent political tensions. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann reports.
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    Video US Ambassador Meets With Opposition Vice President

    US Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt met with the vice president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Kem Sokha.
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    Video China, Cambodia Aim to Further Boost Trade to $5 Billion

    Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is in China this week for official talks aimed at strengthening trade and security ties.
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    Video In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

    During this week’s visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry, officials mainly discussed economic and security issues, but Kerry also took time to tour the National Museum and to discuss the potential return of Cambodian antiquities.
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    Video Iraqi Refugee Family Finds Success with Cambodia Restaurant

    Instead of fleeing to neighboring countries or heading to Europe, like many other Iraqis, the Fahram family made the unusual decision to make a new life for themselves in Cambodia. Today, together with his wife Muna and his five sons, Hashim Fahram runs the Taste of Middle East in Phnom Penh. Marta
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    Video In Talks, Kerry Balances Economic Partnership With Rights, Democracy

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with key Cambodian leaders, including those in the opposition and in human rights and development organizations Tuesday, as he makes a brief tour of Asia.
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    Video US Secretary of State Visits Amid Ongoing Political Tension, Rights Concerns

    រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ការបរទេស​អាមេរិក លោក ចន ឃែរី (John Kerry) បាន​ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ​មក​ដល់​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ​ហើយ​នៅ​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ច័ន្ទ​ម្សិល​មិញ​នេះ។
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    Video US Secretary of State Visits Amid Ongoing Political Tension, Rights Concerns

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cambodia Monday evening on an official visit, to discuss with Prime Minister Hun Sen and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on the ongoing economic relationship between the two countries. VOA Khmer's Neou Vannarin reports.
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    Khmer Rouge Survivors Head to US for Shooting Remembrance

    The 46th Annual May 4 Commemoration, is held to remember four students who were fatally shot by Ohio National Guard troops just days after Nixon announced armed intervention in Cambodia.
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    Cambodian Circus Performers Want More Support

    More than 800 international artists have come from dozens of different countries to join the Tiny Tinou festival this year.
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    Producer Hopes Cambodia Will Lift Film Ban

    The British producer said the importance of the film was not only to show the heroism of Wutty, but also the rising importance of forest people and activists who attempt to continue Wutty’s work protecting Prey Lang – one of the largest remaining evergreen forests in Southeast Asia.
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    The Failure of Cambodian Resettlement in the U.S.

    From the 1970s to the 1990s, as many as 100,000 Cambodian refugees resettled in the United States. But far from finding a sanctuary, many Cambodians in America have grappled with poverty, mental health problems and social isolation.
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    Chinese Foreign Minister Praises Cambodia for Support

    Cambodia, one of Southeast Asia's least-developed countries, enjoys large amounts of aid and investment from China.
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    New Korea Envoy Confident Despite ‘No Experience’

    A direct phone call from Prime Minister Hun Sen alerted 36-year-old City Hall deputy chief of administration Long Dimanche to his new role as Cambodia’s envoy to South Korea.
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    Hun Manet Defends His Father's Record

    Rights groups have criticized Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 30-year rule for its harsh treatment of political opponents, rampant corruption, over-exploitation of natural resources, and a widening gap between rich and poor.
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    Cambodian Forestry Campaigner Awarded 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize

    He dedicated the award to his countrymen who are fighting to preserve Cambodia’s remaining forests in the face of rampant illegal logging and damaging government policies.
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    Returned Artifacts Stir New Interest in Cambodian Antiquity

    Artifacts looted from Cambodia’s ancient temples during decades of conflict have started to flow back into the country.
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    Zaha Hadid’s Imprint on the Future of Cambodian Architecture

    Chhay Karno knew he wanted to be an architect when he was in Grade 10, drawing motivation from relatives, who worked as engineers.
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    Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Future

    Experts say Cambodia will require between $13 billion and $16 billion in infrastructure investment from 2013-2022 if it is to maintain its growth trajectory.
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    Opposition Lawmaker Arrested Over Border Comments

    Um Sam An’s detention is the 16th arrest of a CNRP members or activist in less than a year.
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    Official Denies Nepotism in Long Dimanche Appointment

    Long Dimanche will replace Suth Dina, who was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit on April 4.
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    Calls for Investigation Over Justice Minister’s Alleged Offshore Link

    The ICIJ claimed on its website that Ang Vong Vathana had in 2007 bought $5,000 worth of shares in a now-defunct company.
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    Video Foreign Investors Surge into Cambodian Condo Market

    Rate of construction raises questions about where investment is coming from and what effect it will have on local market.
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    Cambodian Architecture Students Embrace Zaha Hadid's Legacy

    Yeng Sereyroth, 19, who studied Zaha Hadid’s work is impressed by the use of curves, a signature of the work that brought the late British architect huge success during her life.
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    Caution Urged as CPP Youth Step Into Limelight

    While a new generation of ruling party leaders is assuming increasing influence in Cambodia, many believe the youth may not be given space to challenge the status quo.
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    Cambodian Opposition, Activists Slam New Trade Union Law

    Critics say the law places onerous financial reporting requirements on unions and contains clauses that discriminate against union leaders.
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    Zaha Hadid’s Little Known Plan to Redesign Phnom Penh

    A document entitled “Phnom Penh Vision 2050,” seen by VOA Khmer, sets out how her company, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) works on projects.
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    Cambodia Sees Gains from Obama’s Sunnylands Summit

    For Cambodia, the meeting offered a glimmer of hope for improved trade ties with the U.S., and enabled Prime Minister Hun Sen to take part in high-level talks on an equal standing other leaders.
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    Still Lessons to Learn for Cambodians Watching U.S. Election Campaign

    Campaigning in America involves numerous televised public debates, with candidates getting fairly equal opportunities to put forward their proposals to voters.
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    Coming Face to Face With Nuon Chea at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

    Professor Alexander Hinton spoke with VOA Khmer’s Sayana Ser about his dramatic courtroom confrontation with “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea.
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    Columbia Researchers Probe Cambodia’s Orphanage Problem

    In Cambodia, there have been numerous reports of children exploitation and abuse at child care institutions.
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    Cambodia’s Opposition Concerned About a Possible Trump Presidency

    Son Chhay told VOA Khmer that he believed a “boastful” and “aggressive” leader like Trump could lead the U.S. into disastrous foreign policy decisions.
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    Hun Sen’s ‘Reshuffle’ Falls Short in Regional Comparison, Say Observers

    In a letter to the National Assembly, Hun Sen said ministers and high-ranking officials were being “exchanged” at eight ministries in total, in a reshuffle that will come into effect in early April.
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    Cambodia’s PM Reshuffles Cabinet to Speed Reforms

    Second reorganization in two years is part of attempt to win broad public support before 2017 commune polling, 2018 general elections.
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    China Offers $11.5B in Loans, Credit to Southeast Asia

    Financial package for Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for infrastructure and other projects announced by Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday.
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    ‘Unwanted’ Khmer Rouge Tribunal Cases Remain Stuck

    The extra charges might suggest that progress is being made in the case but trial observers question whether the case 004 is really going anywhere.
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    China, Southeast Asian Leaders Seek Greater Cooperation

    The inaugural Lancang-Mekong Cooperation meeting has been framed by the Chinese and Thai co-hosts as a chance to deepen ties and cut trade deals.
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    Mekong Drought Worsens Amid Doubts Over Lao Promises

    Up to 70 million people live a hand-to-mouth existence along the banks of the Mekong River, including many indigenous tribes.
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    U.N. Rights Envoy Arrives in Cambodia for 10-Day Mission

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, arrived in the country on Monday to begin a 10-day mission.
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    Hun Sen Sees ‘Road Blocks and Bad Words’ in U.S. Election Campaign

    Prime Minister Hun Sen made reference to the frontrunner in the race to be the Republican party’s nomination for the U.S. presidential election this year, poking fun at what he called “problems” in America’s election race.
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    Thanks—and Caution—as China Releases Water From Mekong Dam

    In January and February alone, Jinghong power station in Yunnan province released 2.3 billion cubic meters of water.
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    US Envoy Encourages Women To Study Sciences, Engineering

    Geraldine Richmond says she has noticed a stronger commitment on the part of the government to better promote the learning of science, especially for young girls.
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    Student Sentenced to 18 Months Prison for ‘Revolution’ Facebook Post

    Student leaders from Khemarak University have meanwhile sent a petition to Hun Sen, calling for Kong Raiya’s release, but they have not received a response.
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    Khmer Rouge Leader Put Under Investigation, as Case Progresses

    Prosecutors say Ta An oversaw a number of Khmer Rouge atrocities, as he rose to deputy secretary of the Central Zone under the regime’s political structure.
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    A Filmmaker Searches for the Meaning of Justice

    “Daze of Justice” tells the extraordinary story of three courageous Cambodian-American Khmer Rouge survivors who are seeking answers.
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    Young Performers Bring Up Cambodia’s Living Past

    These young performers are the part of the second or third generation of Cambodians to be born since the Khmer Rouge regime collapsed in January 1979.
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    Labor Leaders, Opposition Worry as Union Law Heads Toward Debate

    Labor leaders fear the draft law will make it harder for workers to unionize and demonstrate.
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    Empowering Women in Cambodia’s Farming Sector

    Some 75 percent of Cambodia’s women are employed in agriculture, according to the World Bank.
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    Prime Minister Hun Sen Urges Doctors to Improve Their Attitude

    In his speech, Hun Sen pointed to the lack of specialized doctors in Cambodia, which he said was the reason many people go overseas for treatment.
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    Anti-Terror Police Question Woman Embroiled in Kem Sokha Affair Allegations

    Kum Chandaraty was called to appear at the anti-terrorism department in a court order issued after opposition activist Thy Sovanntha filed a defamation complaint.
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    Hun Sen Looks to Use Social Media to Kick Start Reforms

    The self-styled strongman responded to Facebook commenters’ complaints to call for a toll on the road between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville to be lifted.
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    Cambodia Reform Review: Ministries Need to Communicate Better

    VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat spoke to Silas Everett, Cambodia country representative for the Asia Foundation, to find out more about the findings from a new reform tracking project.
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    ‘Facebook Prime Minister’ Hit By Suggestion He Bought Online Popularity

    Just days ago, Hun Sen announced that he had reached 3 million “likes” on the site, joking that his popularity made him the “Facebook Prime Minister.”
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    Mon Srey Denies Affair With CNRP’s Kem Sokha

    The woman’s Facebook account details and the alleged recording of a phone conversations with Sokha were widely shared over recent days.
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    ‘Ambassador’ Hopes To Raise Tech Skills, Interest Among Girls

    Among other projects, Sok Sikieng is currently training 50 students across 13 teams to help identify and solve community problems, via a mobile app.
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    Two Iranian Refugees Leave Cambodia After Just a Few Months

    A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, told VOA Khmer the Iranian couple had become “homesick and decided to return their home country.”
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    Iranian Couple in Cambodia Resettlement Deal Returns Home

    Five people resettled in Cambodia from Nauru under a four-year, $41 million program financed by Australia.
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    Herself Cambodian, Wife of US Ambassador Aims to Help Young Women

    Sotie Heidt hopes to help connect young women with successful female mentors, to give them opportunities to grow professionally.
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