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Vietnam Sacked Editor After Publication of Blogger’s Corruption Reports

06-Oct-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese editor working for a state media outlet was fired when he apparently crossed the line on free expression by publishing excerpts from an exiled dissident who runs [...]
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Vietnam War propaganda broadcaster ‘Hanoi Hannah’ dies

06-Oct-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster “Hanoi Hannah”, famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, [...]
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Thousands of Vietnamese Protest at Formosa Steel Plant in Ha Tinh

05-Oct-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Thousands of demonstrators converged on a Taiwanese steel factory in Vietnam’s central province of Ha Tinh on Sunday to press claims over a major toxic spill in April [...]
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Japanese scientist wins Nobel for study of cell recycling

05-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Like a busy city, a cell works better if it can dispose of and recycle its garbage. Now a Japanese scientist has won the Nobel Prize in medicine for showing how that happens. [...]
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There was a double rainbow over Singapore and everybody lost their damn minds

05-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A double rainbow showed up over most parts of Singapore, just in time for the weekend. It followed a short but fairly heavy shower in the late afternoon, after a string of [...]
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Japan sushi chain stung by ‘wasabi terrorism’ claims

05-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese sushi chain is being accused of ‘wasabi terrorism’ after it admitted to heaping excess dollops of the pungent root into foreign customers’ food. [...]
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‘Pregnant’ male politicians lead Japan housework drive

05-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A trio of male Japanese politicians has gamely strapped on “pregnancy vests” that simulate swollen bellies in a lighthearted campaign for men to pick up the slack [...]
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Model Catriona Gray named Miss World Philippines 2016

05-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Australian-Filipino model Catriona Elisa Gray bested 24 Filipioa beauties and was crowned as Miss World Philippines 2016 on Sunday evening. The twenty-two year-old Catriona [...]
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Catriona Gray crowned Miss World Philippines 2016

04-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

– Catriona Gray is Miss World Philippines 2016! The 22-year-old Australian-Filipino model, singer, and blogger won the title at the coronation night Sunday, October 2, [...]
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Vietnam: Free Prominent Blogger

Vietnam: Free Prominent Blogger

04-Oct-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities should immediately free the blogger Nguyen Dinh Ngoc and all other peaceful critics imprisoned for criticising the government, the ruling Vietnam [...]
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Vietnam seizes over 300 kilograms of elephant tusks

04-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities say they’ve seized 309 kilograms (682 pounds) of elephant tusks illegally imported from Nigeria. A customs official says the tusks were seized at [...]
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In Bali’s deaf village, silence is golden

30-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Balinese women dressed in gold bodices dance to rhythmic drumming while waving fans as men in purple outfits sit cross legged around them, jiggling their arms and chanting. [...]
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As Asians Age Faster, More of The Cash Heading Offshore

29-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In the next two decades, aging in Asian emerging markets will outpace that of developed nations for the first time since 1950 Asian emerging markets won’t just need to [...]
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Vietnamese court decisions against bloggers, activist troubling – US

Vietnamese court decisions against bloggers, activist troubling – US

28-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two decisions by Vietnamese courts sentencing a land rights activist to jail and upholding prison terms for two political bloggers are a concern for the United States, the US [...]
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US calls for release of bloggers, land activist in Vietnam

28-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Metro News | 6:00 AM

The US is calling for Vietnam to release a land rights activist and two bloggers, and to allow all individuals to express their political views without fear of retribution. [...]
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