Springtime, just before the new century began. As Laos is now the new Cambodia, Vietnam was then the new Thailand, and my girlfriend and I had arrived – with our backpacks – to see what all the fuss was about. The capital Hanoi had dazzled, and we were due to take the train 420 miles down the coast to Hué. We were late, though. We were always late.
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
102 nations visited, 843, 839 miles flown. No wonder the tireless Secretary of State wants a break
Saturday 14 July 2012
An ethical, micro-loan scheme which allows people to lend directly to potential entrepreneurs in developing countries has broken through the £1m barrier.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Hillary Clinton returned to the scene of the one of the darkest episodes of US foreign policy when she visited Laos and saw first-hand the aftermath of America’s “secret war” in which around two million tonnes of bombs were dropped on the country.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Health chiefs in Cambodia are searching for the cause of a mystery disease that has killed more than 60 children over the past three months.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Cambodian authorities confirmed yesterday that they are considering extraditing a French architect to China, after he was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood last year – an event that sparked one of the biggest political scandals to hit China in years.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Security forces fatally shot a teenage girl today during a clash with villagers armed with axes and crossbows in eastern Cambodia, in the latest of several violent evictions aimed at clearing land for development.
Friday 27 April 2012
Chut Wutty, who was shot dead on 25 April, was a prominent Cambodian anti-logging activist who helped expose a secretive state sell-off of national parks. Wutty, director of the Phnom Penh-based environmental watchdogNatural Resource Protection Group, died after a military policeman opened fire near a hydroelectric dam being built by the Chinese in Koh Kong.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Trading on Cambodia's stock exchange started today after a state-run company completed its initial public offering.
Sunday 15 April 2012
Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has told thousands of his supporters that he believes reconciliation is taking place in Thailand and that he could even return to the country in a matter of months.
Sunday 15 April 2012
Cambodia's contestants in the Davis Cup are inspired by a player who lived through the Killing Fields
Friday 30 March 2012
A teenager who skipped school to play online games was chained by the neck to a power pole by his irate father.
Friday 16 March 2012
The man who pays his way
Thursday 08 March 2012
It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Not so, perhaps, when it comes to ancient Hindu temples.
Thursday 08 March 2012
Cambodians protest as construction begins on copy that will be world's tallest Hindu temple
Monday 05 March 2012
Can anyone ever fully recover from the trauma of war, especially if it rips apart your childhood? Although Canadian novelist Madeleine Thien is far too subtle a writer use this obvious framework, Dogs at the Perimeter explores the aftermath of war with a quiet power.
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more