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Malaysia: End Arrests of Transgender Women

24-Jun-2014 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

An Islamic law court in Malaysia has sentenced 16 transgender women to seven days in prison and a fine for “cross dressing,” in violation of their rights to [...]
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Jonathan Lee Singapore Concert | 4.5/5

24-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

It was a simple but memorable night with Taiwan’s Jonathan Lee. There were no pyrotechnics, no dancers and no flashy green lasers at his concert, which was held at the [...]
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Taiwan’s Jonathan Lee performs in Singapore

24-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

It was a simple but memorable night with Taiwan’s Jonathan Lee. There were no pyrotechnics, no dancers and no flashy green lasers at his concert, which was held at the [...]
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Filmmaker dies in Singapore

24-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

Popular film director and producer Ramanarayanan, who directed a record-breaking 125 movies in nine Indian languages in a career spanning 36 years, died of cardiac arrest at [...]
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Japan’s Women Told to Breed, Not Lead

24-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Daily Beast | 6:00 AM

Japan is up in arms about insensitive and sexist remarks made by male members of The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly (the equivalent of a US State government Assembly) toward a [...]
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A Most Rare Vision: Shakespeare in China

24-Jun-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

On the final night recently of the Actors’ Gang production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” here, theatergoers were treated to an unexpected – and [...]
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Chinese sponsor demands changes to ‘Transformers 4′ film

23-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese investment firm has demanded that Paramount Pictures remove scenes from the upcoming action film “Transformers: Age of Extinction” because it believes [...]
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Large group of rare crane species found in northern Burma

23-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Phy | 6:00 AM

Ornithologists from Fauna & Flora International (FFI) were excited to find a large sarus crane population in the wetlands surrounding Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State, [...]
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N Korea slams US film The Interview about Kim Jong-un

23-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The North Korean regime has attacked a Hollywood comedy about the assassination of Kim Jong-un, saying it shows the “desperation” of American society. A spokesman [...]
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Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

23-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea [...]
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Japan keeps wartime sex slave apology after review

23-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Japan said Friday it would not change a landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery despite an inflammatory review that said there was no corroboration of evidence given [...]
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Outrage follows sexist outburst at Tokyo assembly meeting

23-Jun-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Outrage is growing in Japan after lawmakers hurled sexist comments at an assemblywoman giving a speech this week about the need for more services for women. Male colleagues [...]
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My Big Fat Burma Wedding

21-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Outside a makeshift church high in the mountains of Kachin state, northern Myanmar, 30 brides fuss with their dresses, fix each other’s makeup and wait for the opening [...]
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Hollywood comes to HK for glitzy ‘Transformers 4′ premiere

21-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Mark Wahlberg and the cast of the latest “Transformers” instalment brought Hollywood glamour to Hong Kong Thursday for the world premiere of the sci-fi movie [...]
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Burma’s first elephant hospital planned for Bago Yoma

21-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Mizzima | 6:00 AM

State-run Myanma Timber Enterprise has unveiled plans for the country’s first elephant hospital to provide special care for disabled and ageing pachyderms which have [...]
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