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New Komodo dragon death at Indonesia’s ‘death zoo’

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

A Komodo dragon was found dead Thursday, August 7, at an Indonesian zoo infamous for hundreds of animal deaths, the third of the giant lizards to perish there this year, a [...]
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Down syndrome baby left behind: The ‘dark side’ of surrogacy

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | To Day | 6:00 AM

For thousands of well-off childless couples, the dream of having a baby is realised in places like Thailand and India. Ready to help them are young women who become paid [...]
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Nine babies seized as Thailand cracks down on suspected illegal surrogacy

09-Aug-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities have raided two premises and seized nine babies – allegedly fathered by one Japanese man – as part of the country’s crackdown on suspected [...]
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India: Alleged Sexual Assault in Second Bangalore School

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Bangalore schools are in the news again after a private school principal and a temporary teacher were charged for the alleged sexual assault of a child in South Bangalore, [...]
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China city bans big beards from buses

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

A city in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards or Islamic clothing from travelling on public buses, state media says. Authorities [...]
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Philippine city offers bounties for dead rats

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Philippine city is offering bounties for dead rats in an effort to prevent a repeat of a deadly epidemic spread by rodent urine, an official said Wednesday. Olongapo city [...]
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Tony Jaa joins ‘Kickboxer’ remake

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Thai actor has joined the cast of Stephen Fung’s 3D remake of “Kickboxer,” the American martial arts movie released 25 years ago. Announced a few months [...]
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Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head – a massive saltwater crocodile wrestling with a bull shark in its jaws. [...]
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Nudists investigated by Penang police include 4 from Singapore

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Four Singaporeans are among the 18 people being investigated by Malaysian police after a video of them frolicking naked on a Penang beach went viral. Malaysian daily [...]
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Love in the time of tourists: courtship changes in remote Vietnam

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dating is never easy but finding the perfect partner when you live in a tiny, remote village in the Vietnamese mountains is almost impossible. The solution? A love market. [...]
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Man feared snatched by crocodile in Australia

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Police in Australia’s north were Thursday examining remains found inside a crocodile amid fears it could be a man who disappeared near a beach in the area. The [...]
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Large amount of heroin seized in Burma

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Yangon | 6:00 AM

Nearly 155 kilogram of heroin along with weapons and ammunition were seized in Myanmar in a number of raids in July-August, media reports said Thursday. During the raids in [...]
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Thai authorities to probe surrogacy clinics amid Down case controversy

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Thailand are to inspect all the clinics in the country offering surrogacy services to see if they are operating within the law after a Thai woman who carried [...]
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Penang says ‘no’ to nude fun in the sun

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

here will be no nude beaches in Penang, said a shocked Lim Guan Eng today, following a viral video clip featuring 18 naturists engaging in fun and games in Teluk Bahang. The [...]
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Australia investigates ‘paedophile’ father in Thai baby scandal

Australia investigates ‘paedophile’ father in Thai baby scandal

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian authorities were Wednesday investigating the father at the centre of a Thai surrogate baby scandal who was exposed as a convicted paedophile, to determine whether [...]
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