Cambodia celebrates 40th anniversary of Khmer Rouge ouster

Tens of thousands of Cambodians join strongman premier Hun Sen to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ouster of the brutal Khmer Rouge. IMAGES

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(7 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: First U.S. Presidential Election; Clinton goes on trial in Senate; Khmer Rouge overthrown; Emperor Hirohito dies. (Jan. 7)

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Cambodian Khmer Rouge leaders sentenced to life for genocide

Two senior leaders of Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge regime were pronounced guilty for the genocide of minorities in a landmark ruling issued almost 40 years after the fall of a brutal regime that left a quarter of the population dead.

Hidden history: Radar probes mass graves from Khmer Rouge era

A man walks gingerly over a small field in rural Cambodia, pushing a lawnmower-like contraption that deploys ground-penetrating radar to unearth clues of mass graves. The pilot project is twinning technology and fieldwork to locate remains of victims of the Khmer Rouge, the ultra-Maoist regime whose quest to build an agrarian utopia from 1975-1979 left an estimated two million Cambodians dead.

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Highlights of Today in History: First U.S. Presidential Election; Clinton goes on trial in Senate; Khmer Rouge overthrown; Emperor Hirohito dies. (Jan. 7)

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Cambodian PM leads rally on anniversary of Khmer Rouge’s fall

Cambodian premier Hun Sen leads a huge rally marking 39 years the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, seizing the opportunity to burnish his reputation as saviour of the nation.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – August, 8 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: top leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge sentenced to life for crimes against humanity, Ukrainian official says pro-Russia rebels meant to shoot down a different commercial flight, Egyptian researcher opens museum of torture, and Libyans flee fighting in the capital Tripoli.

Life Sentences for Elderly Khmer Rouge Leaders
Victims say justice hasn’t been served for the two men, who are in their eighties and in poor health.

New Malaysia Airlines Crash Theory
Security service chief says pro-Russia rebels were aiming for an Aeroflot flight to warrant Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Museum Chronicles a History of Brutality
Hundreds of tools, photos and documents are on exhibit in Cairo’s newest museum.

Tripoli Residents Flee Ongoing Fighting
More than 200 people have been killed in clashes between rival militias in the past three weeks.

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