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Vietnam to rescue 1,000 bears in bid to end bile trade

21-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam agreed Wednesday to rescue more than 1,000 bears from illegal farms across the country, in a move to end the traditional medicine trade in the creatures’ bile. [...]
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Two killed as storm Talas leaves China and hits Vietnam

Two killed as storm Talas leaves China and hits Vietnam

19-Jul-2017 Intellasia | euro News | 6:00 AM

At least two people have died in a tropical storm that has hit both China and Vietnam. The two countries are dealing with the aftermath of Storm Talas, which brought with it [...]
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Tropical Storm Talas kills at least 14 in Vietnam

Tropical Storm Talas kills at least 14 in Vietnam

19-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

The second storm to hit the country this year has sunk ships and destroyed 500 homes. Tropical Storm Talas has claimed at least 14 lives and damaged buildings and roads [...]
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Physicist from Manila wins Miss Philippines Earth crown

18-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

Karen Ibasco, a 26-year-old physicist and college instructor representing Manila, won this year’s Miss Philippines Earth pageant and earned the right to represent the [...]
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World reacts with praise, sadness to Liu death

15-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The world hailed Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo as a brave fighter for human rights after his death from cancer. Liu, a government critic and thorn in the side of [...]
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Japan baby panda healthy after 30 days

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A baby panda in Japan has survived its crucial first 30 days, zoo officials said Wednesday, as fresh video showed the cub at one month old. The female panda was the first to [...]
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Fewer young people in Japan are losing their virginities

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo Style UK | 6:00 AM

If you’re British, you likely lost your virginity just after your 18th birthday. When you were 18.3, to be precise. But Japanese people’s sex lives tell a rather [...]
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Chinese Youth Embrace New Attitudes Toward Pets and Wildlife

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | National Geographic | 6:00 AM

A growing awareness of animal protectionand city-dwellers’ newfound love of dogsis changing attitudes toward ivory and other wildlife products. A truck packed full of [...]
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World’s ‘oldest’ hippo dies at Philippine zoo

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bertha, believed to be the world’s oldest hippopotamus, has died aged 65, the Manila zoo said Monday, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous [...]
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Malaysia foils bid to smuggle ‘bearded dragons’

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of bearded dragon lizards and tortoises into the country from neighbouring Thailand to be sold as pets, authorities said [...]
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Statue of Chinese deity flown in business class into Malaysia to be displayed at Thean Hou Temple

07-Jul-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 1.8-metre tall statue of a Chinese sea goddess, flown via business class from Xiamen in China to Malaysia recently, will be on display at the Thean Hou Temple in KL. Major [...]
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Skeletons of 5,000-year-old Chinese ‘giants’ discovered by archaeologists

07-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Archaeologists in eastern China have found 5,000-year-old skeletons of people experts say would have been unusually tall and strong. According to the measurements of bones in [...]
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Merkel pledges star treatment for China’s panda ‘envoys’

07-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday to make China’s new “special envoys” feel welcome in Berlin, as she unveiled two eagerly awaited giant pandas at [...]
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Japan panda fans get latest fix of cute with new footage

06-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s panda-obsessed public got their latest fix of cute Tuesday as a Tokyo zoo released footage of its 20-day-old helpless cub, who has ballooned in size since its [...]
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Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

06-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Officials in Vietnam’s traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly [...]
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