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Thailand only: Four year old twins ‘get married’ to help ward off evil spirits

17-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Thairath | 6:00 AM

The parents of four year old twins have held a wedding ceremony for their children in the hope of saving them from bad luck and evil spirits. The ceremony, which was held at [...]
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Australia’s Channel Seven investigates the sex industry in Thailand

17-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Thai Visa | 6:00 AM

GIRLS as young as 13 are being exploited in Thailand for sex and Australian men are contributing to the booming industry. But an electrician from North Queensland, Tony [...]
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Woman killed by horse in Singapore

17-Nov-2015 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 73-year-old woman has died after being pinned under a horse at Gallop Stable’s Punggol Ranch yesterday evening, reported The Straits Times. The Singapore Civil [...]
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‘Spectre’ Opens with $48 Million in China, Nears $550 Million Worldwide

17-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Variety | 6:00 AM

James Bond is dominating the Chinese box office, opening with $48 million for the Friday-Sunday weekend – a record for a non 3D US film. The Chinese launch has pushed [...]
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Thailand returns rescued orangutans to Indonesia

13-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A group of smuggled orangutans were repatriated from Thailand to Indonesia Thursday, five years after the majority of them were discovered abandoned by the side of the road. [...]
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Chinese former taxi driver buys $170.4m Modigliani

12-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Chinese collector who bought a sensuous Modigliani nude for $170.4 million in New York is former taxi driver turned tycoon Liu Yiqian, who has founded a museum in [...]
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Indonesia orangutans attacked by villagers after fleeing fires

12-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An endangered Borneo orangutan and her baby escaped from raging fires in Indonesia that destroyed their forest habitat – only to be attacked by angry villagers, an [...]
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Miss World Canada says visa to China delayed because of her political views

12-Nov-2015 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

The Canadian government is remaining silent about Anastasia Lin, this country’s Miss World contestant who may not be able to participate at this month’s pageant [...]
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Anastasia Lin, Canada’s Miss World, Says She’s Being Targeted By China

12-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Canada’s China-born Miss World contestant said on Tuesday her visa to travel to the beauty pageant at a Chinese resort has been delayed and her father has been harassed [...]
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Tallest man in world dies in Thailand

11-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Thai Visa | 6:00 AM

Pornchai Saosri, believed to be the tallest man in the world at 269 centimeters tall, has sadly passed away at the age of 26. His family confirmed he died at his home in [...]
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Modigliani Nude Fetches a Record $170 Million in New York

11-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Amedeo Modigliani’s painting of a sultry nude fetched $170.4 million from a Chinese buyer at Christie’s on Monday, a record for the Italian artist at auction. [...]
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Filipina wins transgender pageant in Thailand

11-Nov-2015 Intellasia | EWN | 6:00 AM

Filipina Trixie Maristela was crowned Miss International Queen 2015 on Friday at a contest in Thailand billed as the world’s largest transgender pageant. The [...]
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Tencent Uses Free HBO Shows, Mobile Games to Beat China Slowdown

10-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In China’s slowing economy, billionaire Ma Huateng is finding growth by supplying cheap entertainment to the masses. Smartphone games for the billion users of the [...]
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Seoul erects statue celebrating Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’

10-Nov-2015 Intellasia | NME | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s COEX mall has celebrated the country’s most famous musical export psy, with a statue replicating the dance featured in hit single ‘Gangnam [...]
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Jason Statham to star in HK action-thriller

09-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Action movie star Jason Statham is to take the lead role in an untitled action-thriller set in Hong Kong. According to Variety, the movie is focused on a British expatriate [...]
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