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Sexy football referee crowned Miss World Singapore 2014

16-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Entertainment | 6:00 AM

20-year-old soccer referee Dalreena Poonam Gill was crowned Miss World Singapore 2014 Saturday night at the One Farrer Hotel and Spa. Gill beat 19 other local contestants to [...]
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Vietnam shuts down ‘land reform’ exhibit

16-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Asian Correspondent | 6:00 AM

In Hanoi this week, a short-lived exhibition at Vietnam’s National History Museum, Land Reform 1946-57, triggered a national moment to relive a long-ago trauma. On [...]
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Japanese actress Shirley Yamaguchi dies at 94

16-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko “Shirley” Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of World War II, has died at the age of 94 after a life as [...]
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Miri City ready to host best Malaysia Day do ever

16-Sep-2014 Intellasia | The Borneo Post | 6:00 AM

The stage is all set for Miri City, the country’s first non-capital town being elevated to city status in 2005, to welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate the [...]
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Indian heptathlete with 12 toes hopes to medal

15-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Merely wearing shoes is painful for Swapna Barman. She was born with six toes on each foot, and can’t afford specialised footwear. Yet, somehow she has overcame all [...]
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Nicole Kidman’s father dies in Singapore

15-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Actress Nicole Kidman’s father, psychologist Tony Kidman, has died in Singapore, authorities said. Tan Tock Seng Hospital said Kidman was brought there Friday, but [...]
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Australian DJ in tears at royal hoax inquest

15-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An Australian DJ who made a hoax call to a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge tearfully apologised Friday to the family of a nurse who committed suicide after the [...]
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Ten dogs feared poisoned in Bukit Bintang car park

12-Sep-2014 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Many Malaysians were appalled by an online video in which a man could be seen “washing” a puppy in a washing machine in Hong Kong recently, but here, a more [...]
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Sharks Need Healthy Coral Reefs, 10-Year Study Finds

12-Sep-2014 Intellasia | LiveScience.com | 6:00 AM

Healthy coral reefs, known for their brightly colored spiny and soft layers, may act as critical refuges and food sources for hungry sharks swimming through Australia’s [...]
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New Zealander charged with sex assaults on drugged backpackers

12-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A New Zealand hotelier allegedly videotaped himself indecently assaulting at least 16 foreign male tourists after drugging them while they stayed at his backpacker lodge, [...]
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Japanese man fathers 16th baby via surrogate in Thailand

11-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo | 6:00 AM

The surrogate employed by Mitsutoki Shigeta has given birth in Chiang Rai, north of Bangkok. Thai police have revealed the man also fathered a child via a surrogate mother in [...]
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All Burma children will receive education by 2015, says Education minister

11-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Mizzima | 6:00 AM

n 2015, every one of Myanmar’s children will receive some form of education and the literacy rate will be raised above 95.5 percent announced Union minister for [...]
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Taiwan to Take ‘Ice Poison’ on Foreign-Language Oscar Campaign

11-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Variety | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has selected “Ice Poison” as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film by Taiwan-based Burmese director Midi Z is the story of [...]
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New plan to avoid dumping dredge waste on Great Barrier Reef

11-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia is considering reusing waste dredged from the Great Barrier Reef for land reclamation instead of controversially dumping it at the World Heritage site, but [...]
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Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

10-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Dutch artist whose huge inflatable yellow duck caused a sensation in Asia has now drawn more than one million visitors with a giant white rabbit on show in Taiwan, [...]
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