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Vietnam: Drop Charges and Free Land Rights Activist

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities should drop all charges and unconditionally release a prominent land rights activist facing trial for peacefully exercising her rights, Human Rights [...]
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Indonesian government may ban over 80 LGBT apps and websites

17-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Engadget | 6:00 AM

While homosexuality isn’t technically illegal in Indonesia, it’s extremely frowned upon in society. That extends to the digital realm, like when the [...]
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‘Living fossil’ crabs mysteriously dying in Japan

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

Hundreds of horseshoe crabs – known as “living fossils” because they are among the Earth’s oldest creatures – have been found dead in southern [...]
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Storm Rai kills 5 in Vietnam; 10 people missing

17-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Five people are confirmed dead and another ten are missing in Vietnam after a tropical storm powering through Southeast Asia battered the country’s central coastline. [...]
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Will China soon control American movies?

17-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

It may surprise most Americans to know that more than 140 Tibetans – including many Buddhist monks and nuns – have set themselves aflame over the past five years [...]
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Facebook was trying to protect children by censoring Vietnam war photo

16-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Of course it was foolish of Facebook to censor the image of Kim Phuc, injured and fleeing from a napalm attack during the Vietnam war (Report, 10 September). However, I was [...]
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Storm Rai leaves five killed, 10 missing in Vietnam

Storm Rai leaves five killed, 10 missing in Vietnam

16-Sep-2016 Intellasia | DPA | 6:00 AM

At least five people were killed and ten others went missing after storm Rai brought flash floods across Vietnam, authorities said Thursday. Flash floods and heavy rain also [...]
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Norway PM aims to work with Facebook despite Vietnam photo dispute

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

Norway’s prime minister said on Tuesday she wanted to work with Facebook to promote education in an apparent gesture of peace after a row with the company for deleting [...]
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World’s highest bridge nears completion in China

World’s highest bridge nears completion in China

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

Chinese engineers have completed the structure of what is expected to become the world’s highest bridge, local authorities said. The Beipanjiang Bridge, in mountainous [...]
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Top Chinese director in deal with French arthouse cinema

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

Acclaimed Chinese film director Jia Zhangke said Monday he had struck a deal with French arthouse producers mk2 to distribute the “best of Asian cinema” [...]
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Philippine film ‘The Woman Who Left’ wins Venice Golden Lion

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

Philippine film “The Woman Who Left”, a revenge tale shot in black and white by director Lav Diaz, won the top Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival on [...]
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Some like it hot: scientists drill off Japan for sizzling life

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

Scientists will start drilling off Japan this month to seek the hottest place where life can survive in a hellish uncharted realm deep below the seabed. The drilling under [...]
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Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photo

Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photo

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

Facebook was confronted Friday with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation’s top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network’s [...]
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Newly crowned Miss Japan proud of Indian roots

10-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

The newly crowned Miss World Japan is hardly a typical Japanese woman. Being half-Indian is only part of it. Priyanka Yoshikawa, crowned on Monday after outshining more than [...]
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Obama Confronts Vietnam War

08-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Talk Media News | 6:00 AM

Making a first visit to Laos for a sitting US president, Barack Obama said today that too few Americans know of the US’ covert bombing of that country during the [...]
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