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VOA60 US Election Video in 60 Secondsi
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31 October 2014
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Video US Candidates Tap Into Fears to Mobilize Voter

Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections.
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Video Texas Voter ID Law Discourages Some Voters

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the Texas voter identification law - which requires voters to show an approved form of picture ID in order to vote at a poll.
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Video U.S. Parties Compete for Votes in Midterm Elections

In this episode of VOA-CNC phone interactive, VOA Khmer's Reasey Poch and CNC's Prak Samphose discussed a variety of topics including Ebola and ISIS.
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Photogallery A Major Auto Show in Phnom Penh

A major auto show is taking place this week in Phnom Penh at the Diamond Island Exhibition Center. Taking part in the "Phnom Penh International Auto Show (PPIAS) 2014" are many authorized distributors showcasing new car models, including VW, Ford, Land Rover, Jaguar, BMW, Mazda, MG and Nissan and an old Mercedes from 1965.
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Video Thai Leader on Two-Day Diplomatic Visit to Cambodia

The head of Thailand’s military-controlled government begins a two-day visit to Cambodia today, in a bid to improve diplomatic ties with Cambodia in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials.
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Video A Student Killed in Firework Mishap in King's Coronation Ceremony

Thousand of people gathered in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Wednesday October 29 to attend a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, unfortunately a student were killed and seven were injured in the firework mishap. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer
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Photogallery The Preparation for the King's 10th Anniversary Celebration

The decoration in front of Royal Palace to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Norodom Sihamoni becoming the King of Cambodia. He was formally appointed as King on Oct. 29, 2004. King Sihamoni is the eldest son of King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.
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Video Let the Cat out of the Bag (Movie: My Sister's Keeper)

You can say, "I'm so mad at you. I can't believe you 'let the cat out of the bag'. I can't believe you told him I have a crush on him. How could you?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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Video New US Memorial Honors Disabled Veterans

A number of memorials in Washington pay tribute to Americans in the armed forces who fought for their country during war. On Sunday, a new memorial opens to honor all American veterans who were disabled while serving their country.
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Video VOA Khmer SAPADA 23 Oct 2014 «វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​សប្តាហ៍​នេះ»

This week's TV episode looks at Obama fights Ebola's political fallout; US political parties eye the Asian American vote; at the American idiom “let the cat out of the bag” as taught by Mani & Mori; and at a trailer segment from the new movie “FURY”.
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Video Demonstrators Call on Government To Fulfill Principles of Peace Accords

Hundreds of activists demonstrated in Phnom Penh on Thursday, gathering to protest the government’s failure to fulfill the promises of the Paris Peace Accords.
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Human Rights

In Wake of Scandal, Activist Defends Her Work

A Newsweek story published in May cast doubt on her origin story, and she later resigned from the Somaly Mam Foundation.
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Hundreds March To Protest Refugee Deal With Australia

Many of the protesters were victims of land disputes who said Cambodia is not ready to take on refugees because it has yet to solve many of its own lingering development questions.
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Lawyer Files Complaint at International Court Over Land Grabs

A communication filed on Oct. 7 claims that over the last 14 years, an estimated 770,000 Cambodians, or 6 percent of the population, have been hurt by land grabs, according to a statement from two groups.
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Khmer Rouge

Nuon Chea Says He Won’t Accept a Change in Lawyers

Nuon Chea’s current defense team has been boycotting hearings against him since last week.
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Khmer Rouge Defense Teams Warned Against Continuing Boycott

The tribunal is in the midst of starting the second and final phase of a trial of Nuon Chea, the regime’s chief ideologue, and Khieu Samphan, its nominal head of state.
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Hearings for Khmer Rouge Suspended as Defense Boycotts

In a statement, the court said the defense had “abandoned the courtroom” during a hearing last week, and it ordered them to appear at a trial management meeting on Tuesday.
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Economy

Poor Electricity and Labor Force Hurting Economy, Report Says

Intermittent electricity, informal payments and a low-skill labor force are all major constraints to doing business in Cambodia, the report says.
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‘Promising’ Climate After Political Deal, Investors Say

But analysts say Cambodia's long-term attractiveness to US investors will depend on long-promised reforms, particularly in education, energy security and anti-corruption.
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Washington State Senator Sees Business Potential in Cambodia

Sen. Don Benton, from Washington state, told VOA Khmer that Cambodia has many business opportunities, compared to other Asean countries.
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Education

For Cambodian-Canadians, Shock Remains After Parliament Shooting

Cambodians living in Ottawa say Wednesday’s shooting at parliament there has created fear throughout the city.
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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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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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Health

US Vows Sustained Ebola Response

Ambassador to UN says White House committed to reversing tide of deadly infections.
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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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Study Finds Widespread Food Insecurity Among Factory Workers

The study comes as workers are demanding a minimum wage of $177 per month to keep up with the rising cost of living.
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Culture

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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Police File Charges Against Woman for Temple Vandalism

Police say that on Oct. 9, Willemijn Vermaat, 40, spent the night in the Bayon Temple illegally and subsequently knocked over a 12th-century statue there.
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Authorities Mull Legal Action for Accused Temple Vandal

Willemijn Vermaat, 40, was briefly detained the following morning, before the statue was found knocked over, and she appears to have left the country.
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Thai Leader on Two-Day Diplomatic Visit to Cambodiai
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30 October 2014
The head of Thailand’s military-controlled government begins a two-day visit to Cambodia today, in a bid to improve diplomatic ties with Cambodia in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials. Premier Prayuth Chan-ocha also hopes to improve cooperation along the borders and “clear up controversies of the past,” a spokesman for Hun Sen told reporters Thursday. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)

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Let the Cat out of the Bag (Movie: My Sister's Keeper)i
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27 October 2014
You can say, "I'm so mad at you. I can't believe you 'let the cat out of the bag'. I can't believe you told him I have a crush on him. How could you?" 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 Let the Cat out of the Bag (Movie: My Sister's Keeper)

You can say, "I'm so mad at you. I can't believe you 'let the cat out of the bag'. I can't believe you told him I have a crush on him. How could you?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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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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