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S. Korean pianist wins Poland’s Chopin competition

22-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean pianist Cho Seong-Jin won Poland’s prestigious Chopin competition on Tuesday, a prize that opens the doors to some of the world’s top concert halls. [...]
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The problem with being gay in Korea

21-Oct-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Micky Kim remembers the day two years ago when he married Tony Ruse in California. “All the people from City Hall suddenly came out and congratulated us,” he [...]
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FULL LIST: Winners, Miss World Philippines 2015

20-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Aside from the official Miss World Philippines 2015, the other contestants of the pageant were crowned with other awards too. As Miss World Philippines, Hillarie Danielle [...]
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Religious freedom denied: Bishop of Kontum slams church demolition

19-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Asianews | 6:00 AM

In an open letter to the local authorities, the bishop of Kontum has defended the campaign of local Catholics against ongoing attacks on religious freedom in the Central [...]
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Vietnam: Bishop appeals in an open letter to end harassment against Catholics

19-Oct-2015 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

Bishop Michael Hoang Duc Oanh of Kontum diocese has just issued an open letter to local government questioning the motive of local government behind their relentless effort [...]
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Campaign launched to promote LGBTI workplace equality in Vietnam

19-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Gaystarnews | 6:00 AM

The campaign, supported by local advocacy groups, was launched by the husband of the American Ambassador in Hanoi A nationwide campaign has been launched in Vietnam to [...]
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Fossil teeth show earliest sign of people in southern Asia

16-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of fossil human teeth from a cave in China show that people lived in southern Asia more than 80,000 years ago, researchers report. Before this, the earliest well-dated [...]
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Teeth from Chinese cave recast history of early human migration

16-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A trove of 47 fossil human teeth from a cave in southern China is rewriting the history of the early migration of our species out of Africa, indicating Homo sapiens trekked [...]
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Taiwan filmmaker Hou eyes Oscars

16-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien has racked up numerous international awards in his career, but today he is aiming for the Oscars with his latest movie [...]
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‘Love and Sex with Robots’ conference illegal, IGP says

15-Oct-2015 Intellasia | The Malaymail Online | 6:00 AM

Malaysian police have warned organisers against proceeding with the international “Love and Sex with Robots” conference that was to be held this November in [...]
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Tokyo fashion: superior street style lost in transaction

14-Oct-2015 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

Tokyo fashion week was set to open Monday with a show by a US designer, an arrangement observers say underlines the absence of local labels on the world stage despite the [...]
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Nobel laureate chemist Richard Heck, 84, dies in Manila

13-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

American chemist and Nobel laureate Richard Heck died in Manila on Saturday after years of illnesses that left him almost penniless, relatives of his Filipina wife said on [...]
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Miss Thailand Universe will be stopping traffic in this outfit

13-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Thailand has a new national costume – well, at least Miss Thailand Universe Aniporn Chalermburanawong has one. But you’d look terrific in it, too, and judging by [...]
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New urban canvas for Taiwan’s graffiti artists

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

Once vilified by the authorities and threatened with jail, Taiwan’s graffiti artists are now being encouraged to get out their spray cans to revive urban areas. Rundown [...]
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Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe

12-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok’s clogged streets. Soon however, the tuk-tuk will stroll [...]
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