You may not be surprised to hear that simulated drowning as a torture was first documented during the Middle Ages. But did you know it was once a common technique in US law enforcement in the early 20th century?
Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.
Henry Kissinger played a leading role in American foreign policy for years. Now in his retirement years, he has a new book out. And he's drawing parallels between his own experiences and the foreign policy challenges of today.
Today, a former Khmer Rouge official was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the death of nearly two million Cambodians during the time of the 'Killing Fields.' The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Phnom Penh.
There are tons of unexploded munitions in Cambodia's waterways. Now, a team is in training to become the country's first underwater deminers. But first the recruits have to learn to swim and dive. Irwin Loy reports from off the coast of Cambodia.
For many travelers, dinner consists of room service, or fast food. But Jay Savasni wasn't satisfied with the norm, so he went about creating an online service that connects travelers with people willing to share a home-cooked meal with them.
Matt Holzman, producer of the screening series First Take for KCRW in Santa Monica, gives us the lowdown on this year's nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the latest from the UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge officials being held in Cambodia. Today's proceedings opened under a cloud of corruption and accusations of political interference.
The city in northern Cambodia our Geo Quiz takes us today is a gateway city for international tourists to Angkor. That's Cambodia's world heritage site with its temples that date back to 12th century Khmer civilization.
The documentary "The Conscience of Nhem En" is up for an Oscar this year; it is about a young soldier during the Khmer Rouge who took photos of thousands of people before they were tortured and killed.
Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.