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Cambodia's first retirement home

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Cambodia's first retirement home

Migration and aging in one of Asia’s youngest countries. A modest shelter for destitute senior citizens in the Cambodian countryside is an indicator of a looming crisis facing Southeast Asia.

 

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'The Language of Politics'

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'The Language of Politics'

There was a time when Khmer people with Chinese roots in Cambodia used to hide their ethnicity. These days, many young people are just as eager to learn about Chinese culture as China is to export it. In a street-front Chinese classroom, students step around parked motorbikes and fill the seats. The school is one of many in the capital that have profited from a surge in demand because of China's conspicuous investment boom in Cambodia.

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Clearing the depths

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Clearing the depths

A former soldier tries to atone for the sins of his past, while another just wants to learn to swim. They're both recruits hoping to join what would be the country's first team of underwater de-miners. A radio feature with photos.

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A Royal Funeral

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A Royal Funeral

Cambodians say goodbye to the country's former king and father of independence, Norodom Sihanouk, in an elaborate and solemn affair that shut down the capital. Photos and sound from a royal funeral.

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Acid violence in Cambodia

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Acid violence in Cambodia

The use of acid as a weapon is often not intended to kill, but to maim and scar for life. Survivors are left with vivid disfigurement and trauma. In Cambodia, authorities have passed legislation law targeting acid violence in the last year, but many survivors are still waiting for justice. A TV news report.

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