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19 April 2014
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Photogallery Burmese Water Festival

The water festival, known as Thingyan, lasts four days and ends by bringing in the Burmese New Year. The throwing of water symbolizes a show of blessings and good wishes and usually occurs on the last two days of the festival.
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Video Palestinian Farmers in Jordan Valley Face Disastrous Growing Season

Palestinian farmers in the Jordan Valley fear a disaster this growing season because of poor rains and continuing Israeli restrictions on water supplies and land. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from the town of al-Ouja in the Jordan River Valley near Jericho.
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Video In A Pickle [Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 2004] .

You can say, "Yikes, I'm 'in a pickle' -how am I going to pay for this meal? I can't believe I forgot my wallet at home". What does it mean? Watch here. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Photogallery Large Crowds Enjoy Washington's Cherry Blossom Season

After a doggedly cold winter that lasted until a few short weeks ago, visitors and locals alike enjoy idyllic spring weather for cherry blossom season. The trees were a gift from Japan 102 years ago.
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Video VOA Khmer SAPADA 10 April 2014 «វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​សប្តាហ៍​នេះ»

This week's TV episode looks at Kung Fu, a "dansical" about martial arts star Bruce Lee, on stage in NYC; at the American idiom “in a pickle” as taught by Mani & Mori; and at a trailer segment from the new movie “In the Blood.”
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Video Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New York

For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Photogallery Elections in India

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Video Union Leader in West Seeking Release of Jailed Activists

Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January.
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Video Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith recently had an interview by Skype with Ly Seav Huong, a doctoral student in biomedical science at Harvard University about the importance of biomedical science and her views on Cambodian healthcare.
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Video Crimean Crisis Has Economic Impact, Analyst Says

Duch Darin, an economics professor in Florida, says the Russian annexation of Crimea and ongoing threats to stability in Eastern Europe will affect the European economy, and that in turn will hurt the US.
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Video Technology's Impact on People's Lives Mixed

Technology is permeating everyday life like never before. Computers, smartphones, 3D printers, new medical devices, sophisticated software, electric cars are now accessible, not only to residents of industrialized nations but to almost everybody else.
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Video Draw The Line [The Perfect Game - 2009]

You can say, "Look, I have put up with your cheating for a while now, I am going to 'draw the line' here, today!" What does it mean? Watch here. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video VOA Khmer SAPADA 03 April 2014 «វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​សប្តាហ៍​នេះ»

This week's TV episode looks at Crimean crisis has economic impact, analyst says; Harvard graduate student optimistic on Cambodia’s healthcare system; at the American idiom “draw the line” as taught by Mani & Mori; and at a trailer segment from the new movie “Captain America-The Winter Soldier.”
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Photogallery Orphans of the Rwanda Genocide

The Rwandan genocide happened 20 years ago, but the trauma experienced by its survivors still lies close to the surface.
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Human Rights

Cyber-Crime Law Could Engender Self-Censorship, Group Warns

The draft law, which was leaked to the public recently, imposes major fines and jail time for vague offenses and has many online users concerned.
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Union Leader in West Seeking Release of Jailed Activists

Rong Chhun told VOA Khmer Tuesday the US is a major market for garments produced in Cambodia and a major donor to Cambodia.
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Man Says Home Was Attacked by ‘Thugs’ Loyal to Head of the CPP

Seven families in at the site, in Boeung Kak 1 commune, Tuol Kork district, are embroiled in a land dispute with the Khun Sear Import & Export Company.
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Khmer Rouge

39 Years After Rise of Khmer Rouge, Hope for a Trial’s End

On this day in 1975, the Khmer Rouge overran the capital and began a mass exodus of the cities, pushing people into labor camps and work collectives.
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Scope of Trial Set for Two Khmer Rouge Leaders

The scope will include Tuol Sleng prison, known to the Khmer Rouge as S-21, the 1 January Dam Worksite, and the Trak Kok cooperative.
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Norway Pledges $1 Million to Tribunal

The contribution is only a small part of the $60.5 million needed by the court to continue operating.
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Economy

Union Leader in West Seeking Release of Jailed Activists

Rong Chhun told VOA Khmer Tuesday the US is a major market for garments produced in Cambodia and a major donor to Cambodia.
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World Bank Estimates Small Drop in Economic Growth

Cambodia’s economic growth for 2014 will drop to 7.2 percent, a slight dip from last year, the World Bank says in a recent report.
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Unskilled Workers Have Little To Gain in Asean Integration

The 2015 Asean integration will allow skilled workers in member countries to work legally in other member states.
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Cambodian in America

Perth Cambodian Explains Change in City as Malaysian Flight Search Continues

Much Chanthoeun, a city resident, said the accident has also galvanized local media and many Australians; six of their compatriots were on the missing flight.
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Health

Severe Headaches Can Be Serious, Doctor Warns

Many people experience headaches, but some are more serious than others, a US-based doctor says.
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US Lauds Cambodia for Tuberculosis Efforts

In a ceremony in Washington Tuesday, Cambodian Ambassador Hem Heng accepted the award, calling it a “symbol of recognition of outstanding work.”
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Health Officials Agree on Stronger Bird Flu Monitoring

Bird flu has killed 14 Cambodians and 63 Vietnamese since its initial outbreak in 2013, making them the worst-hit countries in Southeast Asia.
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Culture

As New Year Holiday Ends, Many Factories Stay Closed

Union leaders say many workers are staying home in a quiet strike, rather than demonstrating, as they continue to push for a raise in the minimum wage to $160 per month.
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Less Rain, More Bugs Predicted for Year of the Horse

Cambodians have deep traditions steeped in animism, astrology and folktales, and many take such predictions very seriously, especially at the onset of a new year.
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Video Early Hindu, Buddhist Works on View in New York

Five years in the making, “Lost Kingdoms” shows works from the 5th to the 8th century, an era when Hinduism and Buddhism took root in Southeast Asia.
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For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)