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Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach crowns Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson after Oscars win

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson received additional acknowledgements on Monday (February 29, Philippine time) after being awarded Best Actor and Best Actress at the 88th [...]
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Vietnam waterfalls deaths: Tour firm suspended by authorities

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities have suspended the tour firm that guided three British tourists found dead near waterfalls in the South East Asian country. Sheffield sisters Beth [...]
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UK police working with Vietnam over death of three British tourists

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Beth Anderson, 24, Isobel Mackensie Squire, 19, and Christian Sloan, 25, died in climbing accident at popular waterfall UK detectives are working with Foreign Office and [...]
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Three British tourists die climbing waterfall in central Vietnam

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Bodies of Christian Sloan and two women recovered near Datanla waterfall as police question unauthorised tour guide Three British tourists have died in a climbing accident [...]
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Singapore among David Beckham’s favourite places to visit

02-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The former Manchester United superstar says he loves staying at Marina Bay Sands. Former Manchester United and England footballer David Beckham has said one of his favourite [...]
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Fallen Japan idol Nori-P emerges as survivor of ‘bullying’ culture

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

Former pop idol Noriko Sakai, who fell spectacularly from grace after being arrested on drugs charges, is a rare breed in Japan: a female celebrity who has suffered public [...]
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Philippines Hits Madonna Over Flag Stunt

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Newsmax | 6:00 AM

The Philippines criticised Madonna on Sunday for disrespecting its flag during a concert in Manila, and said it would call on organisers of future events to avoid similar [...]
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Philippine bishop tells Catholics to boycott Madonna concert

26-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Roman Catholic bishop in the Philippines on Wednesday urged the faithful to stay away from American pop singer Madonna’s two-night concert in Manila, calling her [...]
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Endangered monkey-eating eagle shot and wounded in Philippines

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

An endangered monkey-eating eagle which was released into the wild under a conservation programme is now fighting for survival after being shot, a Philippine conservation [...]
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Vietnam Scores Low on Amnesty International’s Human Rights Report

26-Feb-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Amnesty International Campaigner for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Janice Beanland discussed the state of human rights in Vietnam with reporter Viet Ha of Radio Free [...]
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Palace Hotel Tokyo Lands Coveted Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide

Palace Hotel Tokyo Lands Coveted Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide

25-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Press Release | 7:22 AM

In Forbes Travel Guide’s second annual review of Tokyo hotels, Palace Hotel Tokyo has emerged as the first independent Japanese hotel to secure the coveted Five Star [...]
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Hotel Metropole Hanoi Greets Year of the Monkey With High Praise

Hotel Metropole Hanoi Greets Year of the Monkey With High Praise

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Press Release | 10:44 AM

It’s been twenty-five years since the hotel emerged from the doldrums of post-war privation; twenty years since the Opera Wing opened; and just seven years since Sofitel [...]
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Thailand introduces new laws to tackle animal cruelty

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

When 22-year-old Yonlada Jampasi threw her roommate’s chihuahua from their fifth-floor apartment in Bangkok last month, pictures of the little dog lying dead on a [...]
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Chinese film ‘The Mermaid’ sets China box office record

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese film “The Mermaid” has broken China’s box office record, overtaking locally-made “Monster Hunt” and Hollywood action movie [...]
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China jails hospital ‘scalpers’ for scamming patients

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese court in Beijing has jailed 15 hospital “scalpers” for allegedly scamming unsuspecting patients by posing as medical staff without qualifications, [...]
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