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In Korea, Dogs Are Getting Plastic Surgery

05-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Kotaku | 4:00 AM

According to Chosun Ilbo, one of South Korea’s biggest newspapers, some people in South Korea are apparently getting cosmetic surgery for their pets. One unnamed [...]
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Vietnam Releases Two Jailed Activists With Ties to Religious Groups

05-Aug-2015 Intellasia | RFA | 4:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities on Monday released two activists who finished serving jail terms they had received under a vague and ill-defined statute used by authorities to [...]
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Immaculate crowned Miss Global International Malaysia 2015

04-Aug-2015 Intellasia | The Star | 4:00 AM

A 22-year-old beauty from Penampang, Sabah, has been crowned Miss Global International Malaysia 2015. College student, Immaculate Lojuki, was adjudged the most beautiful [...]
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Meet Vietnam’s Gay Power Couple: US Ambassador and His Husband

04-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 4:00 AM

Since their December arrival in Vietnam, US Ambassador Ted Osius and his husband have become the most prominent gay couple in the Southeast Asian country. Osius and Clayton [...]
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Australian museum to display ‘world’s finest opal’

04-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found – a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-coloured gem unearthed in the [...]
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Taiwan panda Yuan Yuan believed to be faking pregnancy to get better snacks and air conditioned room

04-Aug-2015 Intellasia | NY Daily News | 4:00 AM

This is one cute panda. Yuan Yuan is acting pregnant just to get more snacks and better living conditions from keepers at Taipei Zoo, reports CBC News. The 11-year-old giant [...]
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Tokyo’s largest district OKs same-sex partner certificates

04-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Tokyo’s largest district has said it will start issuing “partnership” certificates to same-sex couples from November, becoming the second in Japan to [...]
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Fight to save Indonesia’s jungle corridors

03-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

The bushes shook violently and the female orangutan froze. Her baby clutched her tightly before the two quickly disappeared into the Borneo undergrowth. As the bushes parted, [...]
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Eight charged with 500 abuse offences against Australian girl

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:18 AM

Eight men have been charged with hundreds of child sex offences against a 13-year-old girl in Australia, including her father whom police alleged Wednesday organised the [...]
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Oldest Panda in Captivity Celebrates 37th Birthday

30-Jul-2015 Intellasia | LiveScience.com | 7:43 AM

A female panda in Hong Kong celebrated her 37th birthday today (July 28), becoming the oldest panda in captivity, and setting two new Guinness World Records in the process. [...]
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Oldest Panda in Captivity Celebrates 37th Birthday

30-Jul-2015 Intellasia | LiveScience.com | 4:00 AM

A female panda in Hong Kong celebrated her 37th birthday today (July 28), becoming the oldest panda in captivity, and setting two new Guinness World Records in the process. [...]
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Vietnam seizes heroin, precursors in major drug blitz

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Vietnam has arrested 17 people after a blitz on drug crime uncovered major stashes of heroin, cannabis and precursor chemicals, state media said Monday. Six Vietnamese were [...]
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‘Facekinis’ a hit for China white skin lovers

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Ever more Chinese women are embracing the “facekini” to protect them from the sun and the threat of a tan on a trip to the beach. Pale white skin is highly-valued [...]
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Beaches closed after Australia shark sightings

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Four beaches on Australia’s east coast were closed Sunday after numerous shark sightings, police said, as authorities patrolled waters off a southern island following a [...]
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Eddie Pang on Queenie Chu: I’m working on it!

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 4:00 AM

Hong Kong singer Eddie Pang denied rumours of breakup with former fiancee, Queenie Chu. According to Mingpao News, the singer, who attended Comic Con PS4 preview yesterday, [...]
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