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Stars gather in Taiwan for Golden Horse film awards

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese-language cinema A-listers and stars from Japan and Hollywood gathered in Taiwan on Saturday for this year’s Golden Horse Film Awards, with movies from mainland [...]
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Yumiko Cheng announces pregnancy

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer Yumiko Cheng has announced that she is more than three months pregnant. As reported on Wenweipo News, the singer, who married make-up artist [...]
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Director Lou Ye’s ‘Blind Massage’ sweeps Chinese ‘Oscars’

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese director Lou Ye’s drama starring blind amateur actors as massage therapists scooped top honours at the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan on Saturday, touted as [...]
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Bollywood’s Window Onto India

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

More than 20 years ago I traveled across India for a book on the fresh energies unleashed in small towns by economic liberalisation and Hindu nationalism. India’s first [...]
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Burma Catholics celebrate 500 years in the country

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Thousands of Myanmar Catholics marked 500 years of the Church’s presence inside the country in a lively celebration at a Yangon cathedral held four years late because [...]
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Philippine transsexual murder highlights struggle for rights

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a US Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the Philippines but activists say the spotlight should also be shone [...]
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2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers. Krismanko Padang, head of nongovernment group of [...]
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Australia tackles Obama on his Great Barrier Reef fears

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia has sent US President Barack Obama the “facts” about the Great Barrier Reef after he voiced fears it would not be there for future generations, Foreign [...]
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Jordan Chan to star in a Johnnie To production

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong actor Jordan Chan is making his comeback through the Johnnie To-produced film, “Big Tree Attracts Wind” (working title). According to HK Top Ten News, [...]
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Charmaine Sheh defends Julian Cheung

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Charmaine Sheh recently defended her “Return of the Cuckoo” co-star, Julian Cheung, who was rumoured to have been acting like a hot shot on the set of the [...]
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Gaile Lok wants to focus on her business

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Gaile Lok has recently addressed rumours of breakup with alleged New Zealander boyfriend, Cuz. Previously, the Hong Kong media reported that the former Leon Lai has called it [...]
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Al Jazeera zooms in on alleged abuse of refugees in Malaysian detention centres

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s treatment of refugees has come under the spotlight again following an Al Jazeera news report which highlights the horrendous conditions and exploitation of [...]
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China court reopens case of executed teenager

China court reopens case of executed teenager

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

A court in north China Thursday opened a new trial for a teenager executed almost 20 years ago for rape and murder, state-run media said, in a rare re-examination of a [...]
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Mushrooms spring up in rainy Singapore

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Sstraits Tmes | 6:00 AM

There’s always sunshine, and sometimes, fungi after the rain. Mushrooms have been sprouting up around Singapore after heavy rains, and Straits Times readers have been [...]
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Six-star rating for toilets here

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Sraits Times | 6:00 AM

Toilets across Singapore have a new benchmark to meet, with the Restroom Association (Singapore) declaring a new six-star rating for loos on World Toilet Day this Wednesday. [...]
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