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Condoms vs chocolates in the Philippines on Valentines Day

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A condom maker in the Philippines capital Saturday found their Valentine’s Day giveaway challenged by a church group who tried to persuade people to swap the [...]
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From Laos with love. Vietnam bombs become NY jewellery

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Forty years after the end of the Vietnam war, US bombs dropped along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos have become expensive jewellery worn by American fashionistas. Delicate [...]
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Thai government and police tell teens to make Valentine’s Day sex-free with #DinnerOnly campaign

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Young people in Thailand are being instructed to refrain from sex today as part of a campaign entitled “Just a Meal for Valentine’s Day”. The campaign has [...]
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Chinese gay couples win contest to marry in California

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ten gay couples in China have won a trip to the US to get married this summer as part of a competition organised by Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Taobao that ended [...]
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Clothing has nothing to do with rape, expert says

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

How a woman dresses is not a contributing factor to rape, criminologist Associate Professor Dr P. Sundramoorthy said, as furore rages over a Friday sermon by the Selangor [...]
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Tunku would not have tolerated racism, says granddaughter

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year may be the focal points of February, but few may remember that this month also marks the birth of the man who led Malaya to [...]
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Malaysia needs sex education more than ever

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Sex is a taboo in Malaysia, spoken in hush-hush tones unless if it involves certain politicians, celebrities or prominent figures. Then our well-guarded Asian modesty is off [...]
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Why Thaipusam is no longer a public holiday in Singapore

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

The manpower ministry says Thaipusam is no longer a public holiday in Singapore because it was one of several religious observances that were given up by various religious [...]
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It’s Valentine’s Day in Thailand, call the police

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Call the police, or better yet the Moral Promotion Centre. In most countries, February 14 is a highly commercialised day of romance. In Thailand, [...]
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Indian man slammed down after caller reported ‘black guy’

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A man from India who was slammed to the ground by a police officer had been singled out by police after a caller said a “skinny black guy” with a toboggan hat was [...]
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‘Fifty Shades’ goes global, but film too hot for Malaysia

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

The steamy novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a global phenomenon, but fans in China and other countries will not be able to see the movie version in theatres even [...]
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In Japan, women splurge on Valentine’s Day gifts for men – not the other way around

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Japanese women jostled feverishly for elbow room at stores on Friday to buy Valentine’s Day chocolates for the men in their lives – guys who do sweet nothing in [...]
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Jackie Chan’s son released from jail in China

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan has been released after being jailed for six months in China for drug offenses. Jaycee Chan was detained in August last year after [...]
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The Importance and Stress of Korean Valentine’s Day

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | vice | 6:00 AM

Valentine’s Day has never held a particular importance for me. As a self-described pansexual with asexual tendencies, with absolutely no (current) desire to be loved by [...]
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Vietnam Sentences 3 to Prison for Anti-State Activities

Vietnam Sentences 3 to Prison for Anti-State Activities

14-Feb-2015 Intellasia | VOV | 6:00 AM

Fresh from its release of two bloggers, Vietnam has sentenced three other activists to prison terms of up to 18 months for anti-state activities. A court in southern Dong Nai [...]
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