During wars in Southeast Asia in the 1970s thousands of tons of munitions and explosives sank on supply barges in Cambodia's rivers. The munitions are still there and the country's main demining agency is now training to tackle the problem. Rick Valenzuela reports from Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
ຄັ້ງນຶ່ງ ມຽນມາເຄີຍຖືກຖືວ່າ ເປັນປະເທດທີ່ມີມະຫາ ວິທະຍາໄລທີ່ດີທີ່ສຸດ ຢູ່ໃນຂົງເຂດເອເຊຍຕາເວັນ ອອກ. ແຕ່ການບໍລິຫານປະເທດຢ່າງບໍ່ຖືກຕ້ອງເປັນເວລາຫຼາຍຟ້າຫຼາຍປີ ແລະການຍຶດເອົາທຸກຢ່າງໄປ ເປັນຂອງຊາດ ທີ່ໄດ້ສ້າງຄວາມຫາຍະນະນັ້ນ ໄດ້ເຮັດ ໃຫ້ລະບົບການສຶກສາໃນມຽນມາ ຕົກຢູ່ໃນສະພາບຊຸດ ໂຊມຢ່າງໜັກ ຈົນເຖິງຂັ້ນທີ່ພວກນັກຮຽນ ທີ່ມີພາຫາ ນະ ຕ້ອງໄດ້ພາກັນໜີໄປຮຽນຕໍ່ຢູ່ຕ່າງປະເທດ.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Sunday for Europe and the Middle East -- his first trip abroad as America's top diplomat. And as VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, conflict in Syria tops Mr. Kerry's agenda.
Corruption drains badly-needed funds from many nations -- and creates a climate where the rule of law is not respected. A global anti-corruption watchdog group has recently put out a list of countries where various forms of corruption take huge sums of money out of their economies, and, ultimately, from the hands of the people. VOA’s Jeffrey Young has details
A U.S. cyber security company says Chinese hackers, backed by the Beijing government, are trying to steal information -- in a sophisticated campaign of cyber attacks against American businesses and the government. VOA's Carla Babb has more from Washington.
While a U.S. computer security company links China’s government to scores of cyber attacks in the United States, there are fears in Washington that the U.S. risks losing a cyber-war. Analysts say computer hackers are attacking more often, in more sophisticated ways. President Obama has ordered government agencies to share information about cyber-threats with private companies, and Congress is considering new laws to increase protection for vulnerable firms. VOA’s Kate Pound Dawson has this report from producer Jim Randle in Washington.