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  • Southeast Asian nations, China bring rift to summit

    New differences could undercut attempts by Southeast Asian countries and China to forge a pact aimed at preventing territorial conflicts from erupting into violence, diplomats said Tuesday at the start of a regional meeting.

  • China reports second bird flu death in a month

    China on Sunday reported its second bird flu fatality in a month following deaths last week in Vietnam and Cambodia.

  • Vietnam, Cambodia report bird flu deaths

    Vietnam on Thursday confirmed its first human death from bird flu in nearly two years, a day after neighboring Cambodia also logged its first fatality this year as new cases of the H5N1 virus are reported in Asia and the Middle East.

  • A tourist takes pictures of human skulls of Cambodian Khmer Rouge victims at Choeung Ek stupa, better known as "Killing field" on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

    'Killing fields' victims await Khmer Rouge trial

    Survivors of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime held a remembrance ceremony in an infamous "killing field" Sunday, a day before a U.N.-backed tribunal begins a trial for three of the accused architects of some of the 20th century's worst atrocities.

Prisoners at Ayutthaya province prison in central Thailand wade in chest-deep water to board a bus Thursday during an evacuation as storms continue to flood the area. Other countries in Southeast Asia also have endured the worst flooding in 50 years.

    Storms lay siege to Southeast Asia

    Two months of typhoons and heavy monsoon rain have flooded Southeast Asia, killing nearly 500 people and forcing thousands - including prison inmates and hospital patients - to flee. Fresh storms drenched the region Thursday.

  • A Cambodian police officer (right) stands near the 11th-century Hindu Preah Vihear temple, near the disputed Cambodia-Thailand border in Preah Vihear province north of Phnom Penh. The U.N.'s highest court on Monday ordered troops from both Thailand and Cambodia to immediately withdraw military forces from disputed areas around the World Heritage temple straddling their border. (Associated Press)

    U.N. court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

    The U.N.'s highest court Monday created a demilitarized zone around a 1,000-year-old temple on the disputed border between Cambodia and Thailand, and ordered the armed forces from both countries to withdraw.

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen sought U.N. help in the late 1990s to create the "killing fields" tribunal, though he didn't want a fully international court.

    Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal in crisis

    It was supposed to be a model for international justice and national reconciliation: a U.N.-backed tribunal to hold trials in one of the 20th century's grimmest chapters - the Khmer Rouge's murderous 1970s regime in Cambodia.

  • Cambodia in court with Thais in dispute on temple

    Thailand and Cambodia traded barbs Monday at the United Nations' highest court, accusing each other of launching illegal cross-border attacks around a historic temple in a disputed border region.

  • Cambodia genocide tribunal may end prosecutions prematurely

    Legal and human rights groups say they fear Cambodia's U.N.- backed genocide tribunal will shut its doors prematurely without prosecuting former second-tier Khmer Rouge officials accused of atrocities.

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