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24 April 2015
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Video 40 Years after Khmer Rouge Takeover, VOA Reporter's Bittersweet Homecoming (On Assignment)

Reporter Reasey Poch of VOA's Cambodian service tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about his emotional visit inside the home the Khmer Rouge forced his family to evacuate 40 years ago.
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Video US Business, Labor Spar on 'Fast Track' for Pacific Trade Bloc

America's top business advocate and its biggest labor boss sparred Tuesday over proposed 'fast track' legislation to facilitate the formation and approval of a 12-nation Pacific trading bloc. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
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Video Expelled Environmentalist Remains Optimistic About Mother Nature Cambodia

Spanish outspoken environmentalist Alex Gonzalez has expressed his hope that some of those who visit Areng Valley will become activists to protect Cambodia’s remaining natural resources.
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Video Philippines Wants Tourists Spending Money at New Casinos

Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry in the Philippines. Close to five million foreign visitors traveled there last year, perhaps lured by the country's tropical beaches. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
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Video Paraguayan Children Make Music with Trash

At the annual South by Southwest music and film festival last month in Austin, Texas, a group of teenage musicians from a slum in Paraguay made music and touched hearts with instruments made of trash. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
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Video Using Body Language Can Help Your Public Speaking Skills

Body language includes posture, eye contact and gestures, how you move your hands and arms. Using body language can help you communicate better and improve understanding.
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Video UK Group Brings Eyeglasses to Rwanda

Most people in developed countries have no problems getting prescription eyeglasses. They go to an ophthalmologist -- a trained specialist who treats problems and diseases of the eye.
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Video Britain Permits "Three-Person Babies"

The process called mitochondrial replacement therapy, or MRT, creates a human embryo using material from three people. Scientists say the treatment could help avoid genetic diseases, but it has also raised ethical and moral concerns.
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Video Capturing CO2 is Costly and Difficult

Most scientists agree that increasing amounts of carbon-dioxide gas in Earth’s atmosphere is partly to blame for rising temperatures, also known as climate change.
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Video China's Aid to South Pacific Rises

Researchers say that China has provided South Pacific countries with financial assistance worth more than $1 billion in ten years. The Lowy Institute for International Policy based in Sydney, Australia did the study.
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Video Understanding Teenage Brain is Important for Better Parenting and Teaching

Frances Jensen is a neuroscientist. She has been studying the human brain for most of her career. But even she was not ready for the job of raising two teenage boys. So, Dr. Jenson decided to study the research on the human brain to get some answers.
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Video Study: Milk and Meat Are Safer in Africa’s Open-Air Markets than in Continent’s Supermarkets

These traditional markets supply 85-95 percent of all food in sub-Saharan African countries; study says the spread of supermarkets throughout Africa will only lower that number to 70 percent by 2040.
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Video Three Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking is difficult, even frightening, for many. It is a skill that most English learners want to improve. One method is to look at the activity as three separate skills.
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Video US West Coast Ports Working Again

A labor dispute had slowed operations at more than 25 ports on the West Coast of the United States. Negotiators reached a deal that permitted work to restart. But, they are still working on details of the agreement.
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Video ‘White Space’ Gives Ghanaians Less Costly Internet

Broadband Internet service can be costly. Some countries do not have high-speed Internet because of the costs involved. But Microsoft Corporation and other companies have found a way to bring low-cost, high-speed Internet service to Ghana.
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Photogallery US-Cambodians Hold Candle Vigil for Khmer Rouge Victims

About fifty Cambodian-Americans in the Washington, DC area on Friday, April 17, 2015, held a candle vigil for those who died under the Khmer Rouge regime and to mark the 40th anniversary of the notorious takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge.
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Video Financial Literacy Skills Last a Lifetime

Math is an important part of every American’s education. However, How to use math for planning a budget or managing money is not usually part of the lesson plan.
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Video Future Doctors Write, Edit for Online Encyclopedia

The medical school at the University of California, San Francisco has added an unusual subject its students may choose to study.
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Video A Simple Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease: Exercise

Parkinson’s disease is a brain condition that makes it difficult to walk and simply to move. But some people are finding that a good way to treat the disease is not to move less – but to move more.
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Video Killing of Rhinos in South Africa Increases in 2014

Official says a record number of the large animals were killed last year even as the government strengthens its efforts to stop poachers. Demand for rhino horn in Asia said to be responsible for many of the killings.
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Video Smartphones May Be Able to Send Tastes, Smells, Even Touch!

Scientists have already produced sour, salty, sweet and bitter tastes that could be sent wirelessly.
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Video WHO Names First Woman as Africa Regional Director

The World Health Organization has appointed a new regional director for Africa. For the first time, the director is a woman.
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Video Farmers Use Creative Methods to Grow Crops

In areas of Bangladesh where the soil has become salty, farmers are using “vertical gardens” to grow gourds, pumpkins, green beans, eggplant, red amaranth, beets, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, cabbage and more.
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Video Mobile App Seeks to Preserve African Folktales

For hundreds of years, Africans have preserved their history through storytelling. But, some Africans worry that oral traditions will be lost to Internet connections and social media.
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Video Foreign Companies Feel Increasingly Unwelcome in China

The American Chamber of Commerce finds that 47 percent of foreign businesses in China feel unwelcome. That was up from 44 percent last year.
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Human Rights

Author Looks at Forced Labor in Cambodia’s Sex and Garment Industries

In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.
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Officials Travel To Speak With Nauru Asylum Seekers

Two officials from Cambodia’s Interior Ministry departed for Australia and the Pacific Island of Nauru Monday, to ensure that an initial group of asylum seekers there will move to Cambodia, part of a controversial deal with Australia.
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‘Insurrection’ Case Still Looms Over Opposition Activists

Phnom Penh Municipal Court again delayed a hearing for 11 opposition activists, shortly after opening one on Monday.
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Khmer Rouge

Hun Sen Hostility Puts UN Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Doubt

PM Hun Sen has refused to enforce police to cooperate in further prosecution or arrest of three former senior Khmer Rouge cadres charged with crimes against humanity.
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Photogallery US-Cambodians Hold Candle Vigil for Khmer Rouge Victims

The vigil was held at Wat Buddhikarama, a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
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Economy

New Year Holiday Brought Millions of Dollars to Siem Reap, Officials Say

The three-day event ran last week, from Tuesday to Thursday, and included a concert, traditional Cambodian games, art shows, product fairs and dances.
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ADB Audit Recommends Compensation for Those Hurt by Railroad Project

More than 4,000 families across four provinces and in Phnom Penh are now dealing with the loss of land, housing or businesses, since the government began to fix its railways, in 2006.
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Youths Need More Skills To Thrive in Asean, Analyst Says

Asean’s 10 member countries are working toward creating a regional bloc that would open up a free flow of goods and services across the region, much of it by the end of this year.
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Education

Photogallery US-Cambodians Hold Candle Vigil for Khmer Rouge Victims

The vigil was held at Wat Buddhikarama, a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Video 40 Years Later, a Reporter Remembers the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey recently traveled back to Phnom Penh and returned to the house where he grew up before the Khmer Rouge takeover of the capital.
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Photogallery In US, Cambodians Ring in the Year of the Goat

In the US, many Cambodians say the Khmer New Year is a way to keep their traditions alive.
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Health

Video Gains Being Made Against Malaria

On eve of World Malaria Day, World Health Organization reports deaths from malaria in past 10 years have been cut by 47 percent worldwide, even more - 54 percent - in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Video Scientists Say Mosquitoes Attracted by Our Genes

Research could lead to new generation of drugs targeting diseases like malaria, dengue fever.
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UN: Little Progress Against Asia’s Booming Synthetic Drugs Trade

With demand rising and Internet boosting illicit trade, authorities call for tighter controls on substances’ precursor chemicals.
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Culture

New Year Holiday Brought Millions of Dollars to Siem Reap, Officials Say

The three-day event ran last week, from Tuesday to Thursday, and included a concert, traditional Cambodian games, art shows, product fairs and dances.
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Author Looks at Forced Labor in Cambodia’s Sex and Garment Industries

In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.
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Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
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40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Expelled Environmentalist Remains Optimistic About Mother Nature Cambodiai
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23 April 2015
Spanish outspoken environmentalist Alex Gonzalez has expressed his hope that some of those who visit Areng Valley will become activists to protect Cambodia’s remaining natural resources. Alex, who has been banned from entering Cambodia, is touring the US to seek international support and a way to go back to the country. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviewed Alex while he was in Washington DC.

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You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
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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 www.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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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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