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Lady Gaga’s Japanese designers make Tokyo debut

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

They’ve dressed Lady Gaga and now they want to dress more fashionistas in Asia: the husband-and-wife team behind Japan’s award-winning ROGGYKEI label made their [...]
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Indonesian Muslim fashion wants the world’s attention

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Loose-fitting “modest wear” combines with monotone sporty minimalism in the unconvential motifs of Rani Hatta’s Muslim-influenced collection. Eschewing the [...]
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250 couples race in Thailand’s Running of the Brides

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Times Live | 6:00 AM

Some 250 couples in wedding dresses and suits raced through a Bangkok park on Saturday in the annual “Running of the Brides” to compete for $28,000 in wedding [...]
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Two bloggers detained for ‘propagandising against the state’ in Vietnam

25-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Cpj.org/ | 6:00 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release bloggers Phan Kim Khanh and Bui Hieu Vo. The government announced on [...]
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Dead dictators draw HK art crowds

25-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A “breathing” Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week — one of the world’s centres of capitalism — as [...]
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Paedophilia cases spark social media outcry in Vietnam

24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese cops took three months to respond seriously to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook and they made an [...]
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Going off grid: putting Tokyo fashion week on the map

24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Free-flowing sake, dry ice and space heaters helped to conjure up an atmosphere at Matohu’s show at a Buddhist temple For years headquartered in dull but convenient [...]
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Vietnam Says Two Bloggers Posted Anti-state Propaganda

24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has detained two bloggers for posting anti-state comments, which the Communist-ruled country said should serve as a warning to others spreading dissent. Bui Hieu Vo, [...]
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Vietnam sentences 9 men to death for drug trafficking

23-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese state media say a court has sentenced nine men to death for trafficking more than 1,000 pounds of heroin. The Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that the court in Hoa [...]
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Smile! Malaysia is 4th happiest country in Asia

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Despite our penchant for grumbling, it appears that Malaysians are for the most part a happy bunch after all. Malaysia has been ranked as the fourth happiest country in Asia. [...]
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Thailand 32nd happiest country in the world

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand is the 32nd happiest country in the world while Norway ranked first, according to a report released at the United Nations to mark the International Day of Happiness [...]
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Philippines ranks 72nd in world happiness index

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Filipinos have been happier citizens in the past year – 10 notches higher, to be exact. The Philippines ranked 72nd out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report [...]
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Vietnam Priest Dismisses Claims Formosa Activists Sparked Violence

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A Catholic priest in Vietnam on Monday dismissed official claims that activists instigated a violent confrontation with local authorities during a February protest over the [...]
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Prostitution to redemption: a Chinese farm girl’s journey

21-Mar-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Her life changed track in 1997 on a crowded train heading south from the far northeast, where she is from. Yong Gan (not her real name) has a full body that caught the [...]
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Vietnam urges firms to stop YouTube and Facebook ads in protest over ‘fake content’

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:40 AM

Vietnamon Thursday called on all companies doing business there to stop advertising on YouTube, Facebook and other social media until they find a way to halt the publication [...]
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