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A Glimmer of Hope for Online News in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH - Minutes before a recent show, VOD Roundtable host Lim Thida readied notes and warmed up the day's guests. Control room staffers prepped to go live with all the trappings of the kind of on-air radio broadcast that, until a few years ago, wa...Read More

Philippines Bamboo Entrepreneur Digs In on Poverty and Climate Threats

LONDON - Mark Sultan Gersava grew up in poverty, one of 12 children of a slash-and-burn subsistence farmer in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat.Today he is the "chief executive farmer" of a company aimed at tackling that same poverty, and comb...Read More

Samoa’s Measles Death Toll Rises to 68

Samoa said Sunday its death toll from measles has risen to 68, with three fatalities recorded in the previous 24 hours. The Health Ministry has confirmed 4,581 cases of the disease. Most of the victims have been young children.The South Pacific islan...Read More

Unstoppable ‘Mega fire’ Forms North of Sydney

SYDNEY - Several Australian bushfires have combined to form a mega fire that is burning out of control across a swathe of land north of Sydney, authorities said Friday, warning they cannot contain the blaze.Rob Rogers, New South Wales Rural Fire Servic...Read More

President receives Vietnam’s Minister of Justice

(KPL) President Bounnhang Vorachit received on Dec 6 a courtesy call from the Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long who is on a working visit to the Lao PDR between Dec 5-7.The president highly valued the visit by the Vietnamese minister as a significant c...Read More