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IOC Suspends North Korea Over Tokyo No-Show

INTERNATIONAL: The International Olympic Committee has suspended North Korea over its decision to boycott Tokyo 2022. It was the only country that failed to send a team to the Summer Games. The suspension…

Argentina Host Bolivia for World Cup Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: Argentina have brushed off the weekend’s controversy over quarantine-dodging players and instead, are focusing on Thursday night’s qualifier against Bolivia. Fans queued in the rain to…

BMW Unveils Fully Recyclable Concept Car

INTERNATIONAL: BMW has unveiled the world’s first commercial car that is 100% recyclable. It’s only in the concept stage, and the final production model could look very different, but perhaps that’s not…

Chinese Foreign Minister to Tour Southeast Asia This Week

Phnom Penh: At the invitation of his counterparts in Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and South Korea, China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, will visit the countries from 10-15 September. His tour comes barely…

Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship, a Great Opportunity

Phnom Penh: Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn stresses that Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship next year will be a great opportunity for the kingdom. He says it is an opportunity for Cambodia to showcase itself…

Rong Chhun’s Lawyer Seeks Bail for Eye Treatment

Phnom Penh: The lawyer for jailed union leader Rong Chhun is looking at applying for bail for his client so that he can get the treatment he needs for an eye condition. Som Sokong told EAC News that doctors…

Ministry of Information Reacts to Accusations from Media

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Information says this week’s statement by the Cambodian Journalists’ Association is “unfounded and misleading”. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Information, Meas Sophorn,…

NCDM Getting Ready for Disaster Response this Rainy Season

Phnom Penh: The National Committee for Disaster Management is preparing for emergency response - especially flooding problems during this rainy season. Cambodia has been experiencing flooding across the…

Drug Bust in Capital’s BKK District

Phnom Penh: Three Chinese nationals are due in court, after the Anti-Drug Department raided their BKK condo and seized almost 10kgs of drugs. The trio are slated to appear in the Phnom Penh Municipal…

Taliban Name Controversial New Government

INTERNATIONAL: Three weeks after taking over Kabul, and a day after securing a rebel province north of the capital, the Taliban have announced Afghanistan’s new government. Its new administration has…

England Voice Objection to Biennial World Cup

INTERNATIONAL: England have become the latest national team to voice their objection to FIFA’s proposal for a World Cup every two years, instead of four. They join UEFA in saying that if the wheel isn’t…

World Cup Qualifiers Continue in South America

INTERNATIONAL: After Brazil’s last World Cup qualifier was called off after it emerged that some of Argentina’s players had been busy dodging quarantine, it’s all systems go for Thursday night’s qualifier…

PM Encourages Cambodians to Seek Lifelong Learning

Phnom Penh: Cambodia has marked National Literacy Day. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the celebration and its literacy campaign have been held online. Prime Minister Hun Sen has released a statement,…

A “New Phase” for Pandemic in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The World Health Organization in Cambodia says the kingdom has turned a corner in its fight against the pandemic. WHO country representative, Dr Li Ailan, says the government is responding…

Politics Hits World Cup Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: Belarus host Belgium in Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier, but the match isn’t being played in Belarus. It’s being hosted by the Russian city of Kazan, with sanctions having been imposed…

Concerns for Tonle Sap Lake

Phnom Penh: The largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the biggest source of food supply for Cambodians, the Tonle Sap Lake, is in crisis. It has been reported as having reached historically low…

News Making International Headlines: 8 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: An earthquake has hit just north of the famous Mexican resort town of Acapulco. Lasting a full minute, it had a magnitude of 7 and caused buildings to rock. It was felt as far away as Mexico…

Curtain Up on Broadway After 18-month Intermission

INTERNATIONAL: After an unprecedented 18-month shutdown, the jazz hands are back on Broadway this month. 18 musicals and five plays open over the course of next month. The challenge is going to be filling…

Mango Exports Soar

Phnom Penh: Exports of Cambodian fresh mangoes are up a staggering 251% year-on-year, over the first eight months of the year. The kingdom exported a total of 163,828 tonnes of the fruit between January…

Rong Chhon’s Eye Condition Needs Surgery

Phnom Penh: Border activist Mr. Rong Chhun was sent for a check-up for his eyes at the Khmer Soviet friendship Hospital as he was worried that his eye condition was getting worse.

Taliban “In Control” of all of Afghanistan

INTERNATIONAL: The Taliban has claimed victory over rebels in the northeastern valley of Panjshir, saying it is now in full control of Afghanistan. The group says it will also make an announcement “soon”…

More Schools Announce Plans to Reopen

Phnom Penh: More of the kingdom’s schools have announced plans to reopen. The International School in Siem Reap became the first to open its doors on Monday. Koh Kong provincial authorities now say they’ll…

UN Pledges Continued Assistance for People with Disabilities

Phnom Penh: The United Nations in Cambodia says it will continue its support for people with disabilities. It has also praised the kingdom’s response to Covid-19. The UN in Cambodia released what it calls…

Soccer Legend Pele “On the Mend”

INTERNATIONAL: Brazil soccer great Pele says he’s on the mend after undergoing surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. The 80-year-old has not said whether the tumour was malignant, but took to social…

News Making International Headlines: 7 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL: Mexican security forces have come down heavy on a new migrant caravan bound for the United States border. Armed with riot shields and batons they intercepted and blocked the passage of…

Argentina Back in Training After Fiasco in Brazil

INTERNATIONAL: Argentina's football squad are back home in training after Sunday night’s fiasco in Brazil. Their World Cup qualifier was called off five minutes into the match, because four of their players…

Bottas Joins Alfa Romeo from Mercedes

INTERNATIONAL: Valtteri Bottas is to leave Mercedes and race for Ferrari-powered Alfa Romeo. The nine-times Grand Prix winner has signed a multi-year deal from 2022. The Finn's departure clears the way…

Minister Recommends Quarterly “Fake News” Summary

Phnom Penh: Minister of Information, Khieu Kanharith, wants a quarterly report on fake news in the kingdom so that a plan for promoting and developing the journalism profession in Cambodia can be made.…

Kem Sokha Denies Any Attachment to New Parties or Movements

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s former opposition co-leader, Kem Sokha, has denied any and all attachments with new parties or political movements. He took to Facebook on Sunday to say that he had seen some political…

FIFA Looks to Future of Women’s Football

INTERNATIONAL: FIFA has appointed former World Cup-winning coach, Jill Ellis, to lead a new technical advisory group on the future of women's football. Ellis lifted the Women’s World Cup with the United…

“Fantastic” Paralympics End in Tokyo

INTERNATIONAL: One of the best Paralympic Games anyone remembers came to an end in Tokyo on Sunday night. 12 days of competition by athletes from around the world have seen world records smashed, and…

World-First for Daring Pilot

INTERNATIONAL: For the first time in aviation history, a pilot has flown through not just one road tunnel, but two. The stunt had been in the planning for months, but until Dario Costa actually landed,…

Quarantine Shambles at World Cup Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: Sunday night’s World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was over almost as soon as it began. Just five minutes after kick-off, Brazil's health regulator, Anvisa, called off the…

Race onto Save Amazon Rainforest

INTERNATIONAL: The race is onto save the world’s most important forest. Sunday saw the 171st celebration of Amazon Day. The day was first celebrated back in 1850 to mark the creation of Brazil’s Amazonas…

Delta Cases Surpass 2500, Phnom Penh Nears 1000

Phnom Penh: As the Royal Government prepares for the reopening of both its educational and tourism sectors, the Delta variant of Covid-19 continues to spread, particularly in the capital. To date, 914…

News Making International Headlines: 6 September 2021

Dramatic footage, broadcast by EAC News, has captured the moment a minibus was hit by an oncoming freight train in Turkey. In the clip, captured by CCTV, a few seconds earlier the minibus can be seen…

PM Tells Facebook User to Stop Claiming to be his daughter

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked a Facebook user to stop pretending to be his daughter, offering him help for what he called the individual’s “mental illness”. Calling themselves “Ah July”,…

ASEAN Special Envoy Negotiating for Myanmar Visit

INTERNATIONAL: Brunei’s 2nd Foreign Affairs Minister, appointed ASEAN as its special envoy to Myanmar, says he’s still negotiating with the country’s military junta on the terms of a visit.

New Delta Cases Detected at Toul Kork Hair Salon

Phnom Penh: Just as the capital looks at possibly easing Covid-19 restrictions, five more cases of the Delta variant have been detected at a hair salon in Toul Kork.

Wine Factory Closed Following Three Teens’ Death

Phnom Penh: The wine factory Meas Hong Gold Processing, allegedly responsible to the death of the three teen girls in Phnom Penh, has been ordered to close down by the authorities.

Endangered Vultures on the Rise in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The Cambodian Vulture Conservation Team has observed an increase of the number of vultures in the Kingdom. This was revealed during the International Day of Vulture Awareness, celebrated globally…

South Korean Funded Incubation Centre Starts Construction

Phnom Penh: The National Incubation Centre of Cambodia funded by the South Korean government has started construction on Friday. Minister of Education, Hang Chuon Naron and Ambassador of the Republic…

New Zealand Terror Attack Injures At Least Six

INTERNATIONAL: New Zealand police have shot dead an ISIS supporter who stabbed at least six people in a supermarket "terrorist attack" in the Auckland suburb of New Lynn on Friday. Prime Minister Jacinda…

Schools Ordered to Start Clean-Up Ahead of Likely Reopening

Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh schools have been ordered to start cleaning up and get ready for the return of students. Governor, Khuong Sreng, says schools in all 14 of the capital’s districts must prepare for…

Accidents Decrease but Fatalities Rise in August

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s August Traffic Accident Report has been released. 199 accidents were reported on the country’s roads last month. That’s 41 accidents down when compared to the 241 crashes in July,…

Unauthorised “Nam Vang Noodles” Pulled From US Market

Phnom Penh: Those controversial Vietnamese “Nam Vang Noodles” are no longer on the shelves in the US. The Ministry of Commerce has confirmed that the Cambodian Embassy in Washington has contacted the…

News Making International Headlines: 3 September 2021

New York is under a state of emergency – because of the weather. Hundreds of motorists were left stranded in their vehicles in Yonkers, after getting caught in flash floods that pummeled parts of New…

Three Young Women Die After Drinking Homemade Wine

Phnom Penh: Three young friends have died in Phnom Penh after drinking contaminated rice wine. The girls died on Thursday after getting together to drink at a rented room close to Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh’s…

Racism Rears its Ugly Head at World Cup Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: He might not have scored, but Lionel Messi will be pleased that Argentina extended their unbeaten run on Thursday night to 21 games. They notched up a comfortable 3-1 win over Venezuela…

Paralympics Head into Final Straight

INTERNATIONAL: The 2020 Paralympic Games come to an end in Tokyo on Sunday, and everyone agrees, pandemic or not, they’ve been a triumph for people with disabilities. Dozens of world records have been…

Surprise Proposal at Paralympics

INTERNATIONAL: They may have come last in their heat, but Cape Verde’s Keula Nidreia Pereria Semedo and her guide finished first, when it came to making headlines at the 2020 Paralympics on Thursday.

World’s Oldest Bottled Whiskey to be Auctioned

INTERNATIONAL: Scotland's independent whisky maker, Gordon & MacPhail, has unveiled what is believed to be the world's oldest single malt Scotch whisky ever to be bottled. It is an 80-year-old Scotch…

Crocodile Makes Snappy Appearance in Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Chhnang: A crocodile has returned to the surprise of villagers in Kampong Chhnang province. It was first spotted back in July in the up until then crocodile-free zone of Boeung Khna in the Ponley…

Second Documented Case of Asexually Conceived Boa

INTERNATIONAL: A Brazilian rainbow boa, apparently conceived asexually at Phoenix Zoo in Arizona in the United States is thriving after being hatched by its mother without male fertilization. It’s only…

Bees Swarm Football Stadium in Bolivia

INTERNATIONAL: An astonishing moment has hit a football match in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. A swarm of bees descended on the stadium, interrupting proceedings for a full two hours. Players dropped to the ground…

Bangkok Airways Hacked

INTERNATIONAL: Bangkok Airways realized they had been victims of a cybersecurity attack which resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to their information system.

Life Gets Tough in Kabul as Taliban Cement Power

INTERNATIONAL: The Taliban are out on the streets of Kabul to “protect people's property and lives”, amid an administrative vacuum following their takeover. A new government has yet to be named and few…

Severe Floods hit Banteay Meanchey

Banteay Meanchey: Banteay Meanchey has been hit by heavy flooding. Days of torrential rain has left much of Serey Sophorn City submerged, with hopsitals in dire need, already dealing with the province’s…

An Inspiring Effort by Cambodia’s Paralympian

Phnom Penh: Cambodia can be proud of its lone Paralympian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Van Von finished in 7th place in Wednesday night’s final of the men’s T54 100m wheelchair race. He finished in…

News Making International Headlines: 2 September 2021

A huge fire has ripped through a chemical plant that manufactures cologne and disinfectant outside Istanbul. More than 50 factories were damaged. 140 firefighters and 61 trucks responded to the scene.…

Heavy Rain Brings Flash Floods to Capital

Phnom Penh: Lashings of heavy rain in Phnom Penh late Wednesday afternoon, also brought flashfloods to parts of the capital and just as rush-hour started. Underpasses were flooded in Chaom Chau commune…

Ronaldo Makes History as Top Goal-Scorer of All-Time

INTERNATIONAL: Cristiano Ronaldo has entered the history books. He’s become the all-time leading scorer in men's international football, after scoring his 110th and 111th goals on Wednesday night.

Messi Passes Fitness Test Ahead of Tonight’s Qualifier

INTERNATIONAL: Lionel Messi will play in Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela in Caracas. Despite having played less than half an hour this season for his new club, Paris St Germain,…

Rare Twin Elephants Born in Sri Lanka

INTERNATIONAL: For the first time in nearly 80 years in Sri Lanka, an elephant has given birth to twins. The calves were born on Tuesday in a wildlife reserve.