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Addicts Clash with Police at Vietnam Rehab Centre

09-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Police fired tear gas at dozens of drug addicts trying to escape from a compulsory rehab centre in Vietnam Monday, just weeks after a mass breakout from the same facility. [...]
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Tourism boom threatens Vietnam’s ‘Tonkinese Alps’

08-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At the top of Vietnam’s Fansipan Mountain, throngs of giddy tourists wielding selfie sticks jostle for a photo op on the once-remote peak in the Sapa region, famed for [...]
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Blogger detained amid escalating crackdown in Vietnam

07-Nov-2016 Intellasia | CPJ | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Ho Van Hai, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in HCM City’s Thu Duc [...]
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Seven killed in Vietnam floods

05-Nov-2016 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

At least seven people have been killed and two are missing after fresh flooding in central Vietnam. The dead and missing were all reported in Quang Binh province where [...]
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Vietnam arrests blogger in latest crackdown on dissent

Vietnam arrests blogger in latest crackdown on dissent

04-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 7:00 PM

Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger on charges of posting anti-state comments in the communist country’s latest crackdown on dissent. Ho Van Hai was arrested in [...]
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Vietnam opens probe into deadly karaoke fire

04-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has opened an investigation into a blaze which killed 13 at a karaoke bar and took several hours to put out, as officials said Wednesday some victims likely [...]
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Vietnam flooding kills two in central provinces

04-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Flood water rises to two metres in parts of neighbouring provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, witnesses say. Two people have been killed and several more are still missing [...]
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An Enormous Godzilla Made Of Straw Appears In Japan

04-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Kotaku | 6:00 AM

Let’s just hope this Godzilla doesn’t fire a beam of radioactive heat from its mouth. That is, for its own sake. To make the fall harvest, over 150 volunteers [...]
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La Residence Debuts Three New Packages in 4th Quarter

La Residence Debuts Three New Packages in 4th Quarter

03-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Press Release | 4:28 PM

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa – MGallery by Sofitel is luring families, celebrants and melancholy travelers to its uplifting shores this month with a suite of [...]
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Vietnam PM orders probe after karaoke blaze kills 13

03-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A fire that broke out at a karaoke lounge in Vietnam’s capital killed at least 13 people, the government said on Wednesday, in a rare accident of its kind for which the [...]
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State media say 13 killed in karaoke fire in Vietnam

State media say 13 killed in karaoke fire in Vietnam

02-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 9:39 AM

A fire at a large karaoke parlor in Vietnam’s capital killed 13 people on Tuesday, state media said. The fire broke out at the eight-story karaoke parlor in Hanoi and [...]
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Miss Earth PH apologises for controversial remark, gives up crown

02-Nov-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

Miss Earth Philippines Imelda Schweighart has quit the Miss Earth Organisation, following a controversial statement she made about Miss Earth 2016 pageant winner Katherine [...]
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Tokyo recovers from its Halloween celebrations

02-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Insidejapantours | 6:00 AM

Since Halloween has fallen on a Monday this year, many of the celebrations took place over the weekend, with the people of Tokyo turning out in force. More than 250,000 [...]
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Huge Ivory Busts Lead Vietnam To Crack Down On Wildlife Trade

02-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

In recent years Vietnam has garnered global attention as a source and destination for the illegal wildlife trade. Rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger products are some of [...]
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Taiwan holds first ever LGBTI awards

01-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Gay Star News | 6:00 AM

The first annual Queermosa Awards were held in Taipei on 28 October. The award ceremony was held at the W Hotel on the eve of the 14th Taipei Pride with over 500 guests and [...]
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