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Australia close to refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia

Asylum seekers being transported from an aircraft to a bus upon their arrival on Nauru. Photograph: Reuters Australia and Cambodia are edging closer to a controversial refugee resettlement deal with the Australian immigration minister, Scott Morrison, due to visit Cambodia in “upcoming days”, according to Cambodian media reports. It is unlikely, however, the deal will

Food of the future: what will feed 7 billion people?

Could bugs, like these mopane worms in Namibia, help meet the demand for food? Photograph: Danita Delimont/Alamy Do we need to change our concepts of what people eat in order to meet the world’s nutrition demands? Insects, lab-made meat, algae and 3D-printed fortied food could be affordable and practical routes to reducing malnutrition. The challenge

The 20 photographs of the week

In a photograph by Oliver Weiken, a regular contributor to this gallery, Palestinians search for survivors amid the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli air strike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City. The attack came minutes after a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS

World in a week: hundreds dead in southwest China earthquake

Leiying (“thunder shadow”), a German shepherd, with the rescue service after an earthquake in Yunnan Province, China. Photograph: Xinhua News Agency/REX Good week for Raudhatul Jannah, an Indonesian Tsunami survivor who was reunited with her parents after nearly ten years. The 2004 disaster swept the four-year-old out to sea, where she was rescued by fisherman.

Photo highlights of the day

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The Khmer Rouge and Cambodian genocide: how the Guardian covered it

March 1975 The Khmer Rouge is poised to seize power after nearly five years of civil war. The Guardian’s Martin Woollacott reports on the fears of a “bloodbath” if they take over. A general tells him that whenever government soldiers are captured “almost all the officers are killed.” A bank worker says: “I am not

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity and jailed for life

The former Khmer Rouge head of state, Khieu Samphan, in the courtroom in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Mark Pepper/AFP/Getty The former Khmer Rouge senior figures Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan have been found guilty of crimes against humanity and given life imprisonment by a court in Cambodia. Khieu Samphan, the 83-year-old who was the regime’s head

Drug-resistant malaria is a disaster. We have one chance to halt it | Nicholas White

A malaria clinic near the Thai-Burma border. Artemisinin has been Thailand’s most potent weapon in the long-running battle against malaria, contributing to a sharp drop in deaths. Photograph: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images An African mother returns in the evening from the fields where she has been working to find her young daughter has died: the fever

Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders

Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in the Phnom Penh courtroom. Photograph: Mark Peters/ECCC/EPA Cambodia’s UN-backed Khmer Rouge court has begun a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape. The complex case of the regime’s two most senior surviving

Inside the famous Phnom Penh cinema that has become a living nightmare

Squatters in the former Hemakcheat cinema in downtown Phnom Penh. Photograph: Yves Gellie/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In early summer, as the rainy season approaches Phnom Penh, the faintest wind shakes Meas Sopheap’s home – a creaky shelter in the once-grand building. Water seeps through the roof, fashioned from plastic sheets and corrugated iron, into a