In recent weeks residents living in coastal areas or along rivers in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam have seen heavy rains and storms that left their homes and streets flooded.
Tens of thousands of Cambodians turned out for opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party-led demonstrations in the capital Phnom Penh on Sunday to challenge election results that handed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party a victory. On the sidelines of the protest in Freedom Park, one protester was shot dead and several others were left injured in a clash with police near Kbal Thanal bridge. In another incident near the Royal Palace, police used teargas and water cannons to disperse protesters who removed barbed-wire barricades.
Cambodia’s political parties have wound down their campaigns ahead of July 28 elections.
Newly pardoned Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has arrived home after four years in exile, returning ahead of national elections to help his party's bid to end Prime Minister Hun Sen's nearly three decades in power. Thousands of jubilant supporters lined the streets to welcome the Cambodia National Rescue Party President.
The people of Chin state uphold their Christian faith amid a battle against poverty and the departure of many of their youth.
In spite of U.N. Millennium Goals, many around the world find it difficult to access clean water. Keeping safe from contamination often means long treks with heavy loads, a basic knowledge of sanitation, and intervention by NGOs.
In a reporter’s notebook, Tyler Chapman speaks with Burmese miners who dig for petrified wood.
Villagers in Burma's Sagaing division have protested for weeks against the Monywa copper mine in Sarlingyi township. On Sept. 5, 10,000 turned out to demand the return of land they say was illegally confiscated.
On June 18, about 130 Rohingyas, mostly young men, were sent back to sea from Bangladesh on nine open boats. They had been fed and given water by an army major, who said he was just following orders.
The Xayaburi hydropower project in northern Laos is the first of eleven proposed dams on the main stem of the Lower Mekong River. The lives of 60 million people who live in Lower Mekong Basin—not only in Laos but also in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam—are intimately connected with the river's natural cycles.
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