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Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over fish deaths

Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over fish deaths

07-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of activists were detained in Vietnam’s two biggest cities Sunday as they tried to hold protests calling for greater government transparency over a recent spate [...]
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Vietnam police bus away protesters days after Obama chides on human rights

07-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Police in Vietnam on Sunday forcibly removed people protesting in the capital Hanoi against a perceived delay in government response to a mass fish death, just days after US [...]
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‘It’s a boy!’: Chinese panda gives birth in Belgium

04-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

‘It’s a boy!’: Chinese panda gives birth in Belgium Giant panda Hao Hao holds her cub in her mouth at the Paira Daisa zoo in Belgium on June 2, 2016 A giant [...]
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Agent Orange and unexploded bombs: America’s ‘human rights’ record in Vietnam

04-Jun-2016 Intellasia | VOX | 6:00 AM

During President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam last month, he announced the end of Washington’s longstanding arms embargo against the country. Officially, the [...]
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Chinese transgender man fights for job equality

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of ” C” has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities [...]
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Thai man on mend after toilet encounter with penis-biting python

31-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai man who fought off a three-metre (10-foot) python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toilet is recovering, hospital staff said Saturday. Atthaporn [...]
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Checkmate? Purists fight to revive Burma’s ancient chess

31-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Gripping a monkey-faced chess piece, Thein Zaw swipes his hand across the chequerboard and topples an advancing demon, demonstrating an ancient form of the game that Myanmar [...]
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Japan’s oldest elephant dies, aged 69

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

Japanese animal lovers were mourning the death of the country’s oldest elephant, Hanako, on Friday, who passed away “quietly” aged 69 after triggering [...]
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Elderly elephant named in petition drive dies in Tokyo zoo

28-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69. Hanako, or “flower child,” was a [...]
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Vietnam restricted access to Facebook during Obama visit: activists

Vietnam restricted access to Facebook during Obama visit: activists

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

The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents [...]
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Indonesian birds face extinction due to pet trade: study

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thirteen species of Indonesian birds, including the country’s symbolic Javan Hawk-eagle, are at serious risk of extinction mainly due to the pet trade, a wildlife [...]
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S. Korea court rejects same-sex marriage

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A lawsuit filed by a prominent gay film director and his partner seeking legal status for their same-sex marriage was rejected by a South Korean district court on Wednesday [...]
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Korea’s ‘The Handmaiden’ wows the world at Cannes

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

This year, while the largest movie producing country, India, was a no-show at the just-concluded Cannes Film Festival, South Korea had as many as three entries in the [...]
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Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama yesterday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country’s [...]
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Why Ramadan is full of blessings for e-commerce in Southeast Asia

25-May-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

On the second and third week of Ramadan, online retailers can experience 128 per cent of sales uplift The Islamic holy month is a big deal in Southeast Asian countries such [...]
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