Magawa: Hero rat retires five years after sniffing out landmines in Cambodia

Magawa the “hero rat,” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, is retiring after a distinguished five-year career. The African giant pouched rat has found 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance during his service, according to APOPO, the mine-clearing non-governmental organization that trained him. His work […]


Heavy rains bring deadly floods across Mekong region, displacing thousands

A tropical depression is forcing rain across the Mekong region. Hundreds of families have been forced to evacuate amid extreme rainfall in Cambodia’s western province of Battambang. “A two-year-old child and 57-year-old man have drowned in the flood,” Seak Vichet, a spokesman for the Cambodian national committee for disaster management said on Saturday. Authorities do […]