The 11th century Preah Vihear temple stands in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, about 152 miles north of Phnom Penh. Cambodian and Thai troops resumed an artillery duel along their disputed border on Feb. 5, damaging the Hindu temple. Heng Sinith/AP/File
A Cambodian Buddhist monk looks at the damaged Preah Vihear temple, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, on Feb. 8. Thailand accused Cambodia of refusing to negotiate to resolve a border dispute. Heng Sinith/AP
Cambodian children collect debris of rockets that landed on the ground close to the Preah Vihear temple on Feb. 8. Phnom Penh said that only UN peacekeepers can stop the fighting near the temple. Heng Sinith/AP
A Thai man walks though a bomb crater near Sisaket, Thailand, near the border with Cambodia on Feb. 7. AP
Cambodian soldiers rest at the Preah Vihear temple on Feb. 5. Phearum/Xinhua/AP
A Cambodian soldier sits at the Preah Vihear temple on Feb. 5. Phearum/Xinhua/AP
Local Cambodian residents flee the battlefront following border clashes with Thailand in Preah Vihear province on Feb. 6. Phearum/Xinhua/AP
A Thai woman holds a boy in an emergency shelter in Kantharalak, Thailand, on Feb. 5. AP
Thai refugees gather in tents set up for people who have fled the battlefront near Sisaket, Thailand, on Feb. 7. AP
Thai soldiers gather at a military camp in Si Sa Ket province, Thailand, after fleeing the area near the Preah Vihear temple, on Feb. 8. Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
On Friday Spain's Catalonia region voted to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum. Inspired by Scotland's vote on indpendence, European separatists are seeking the same chance.
ByAlan Clendenning and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press
Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.