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Asia’s top film festival in crisis

01-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The future of Asia’s top film festival is being threatened by a bitter dispute over what organisers are calling an unacceptable political challenge to their artistic [...]
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Vietnam Jails 3 Women for Waving Flags of Former South

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

A Vietnamese court has sentenced three women who held up the flags of the defeated US-backed South Vietnam to up to four years in prison on charges of spreading anti-state [...]
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Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach Refuses to Comment About Lovelife; Is Dr Mike Already Her BF?

31-Mar-2016 Intellasia | China Topix | 6:00 AM

After the “Sexiest Doctor Alive” admitted that he is dating Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, it appeared that the Filipina beauty queen has opted to keep mum [...]
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Cambodia rescues half a tonne of smuggled tortoises, pythons

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

Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a tonne of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers, a forestry official said Tuesday, the latest haul in a country with a [...]
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US museum returns looted statue to Cambodia

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

An American museum on Monday returned to Cambodia a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama decades after it was looted from a jungle temple during the [...]
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China teen volleyball player leaves newborn in bushes

28-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A teenage volleyball player in China gave birth to a baby in a gymnasium toilet before leaving the girl in some bushes and returning to her tournament, state-run media [...]
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Asia Minute: Vietnam Deals Harshly with Bloggers

28-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Hawaiipublicradio | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. It’s also a country that remains under strict Communist Party rule, where political dissension is [...]
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UN denounces Vietnam blogger convictions

UN denounces Vietnam blogger convictions

26-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United Nations on Thursday urged Vietnam to “cease persecution” of government critics after a blogger and his assistant were jailed on loosely worded [...]
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New York Asian art sales suffer from Chinese slowdown

26-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sales during a week dedicated to Asian art in New York were impacted by slowing economic growth in China, even as demand for the most prestigious pieces stayed strong, [...]
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Vietnam political bloggers jailed for ‘abusing freedom’ – lawyer

Vietnam political bloggers jailed for ‘abusing freedom’ – lawyer

25-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam jailed a well-known political blogger and his assistant on Wednesday for abusing democratic freedom, their lawyer said, in a verdict that stirred public interest and [...]
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Vietnam Puts Blogger on Trial for Anti-Government Posts

24-Mar-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A well-known Vietnamese blogger will go on trial this week for posting stories that the government says cause people to lose faith in the government. Nguyen Huu Vinh and his [...]
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Malaysia 2014 and son escape unhurt from airport

24-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian woman and her son were just metres away when a series of explosions rocked the Zaventem airport in Brussels. Malaysia 2014 Belinda How said she and her son Shawn [...]
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Protests in Vietnam as prominent blogger goes on trial

Protests in Vietnam as prominent blogger goes on trial

24-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A prominent Vietnamese blogger went on trial Wednesday on anti-state charges, amid heavy security at Hanoi’s central court, with police closing roads and breaking up a [...]
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Sex education subject in school ‘unnecessary’, says Education Ministry

24-Mar-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Education Ministry has no plans to introduce an additional subject on sex education in the school curriculum. Deputy Education minister Senator Chong Sin Woon said sex [...]
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La Residence Gets Its Act Together For Hue Festival 2016

La Residence Gets Its Act Together For Hue Festival 2016

23-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Press Release | 11:35 AM

As plans gear up for the biennial Hue Festival April 29 to May 5, La Residence Hotel & Spa is holding the line against outsized pricing with a Memorable Hue Festival [...]
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