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Japan Festival Offers Nearly $1 Million to Make a Short Film

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese festival focused on the art of the short film is offering a new award of nearly a million dollars to a director from anywhere in the world with a great pitch for a [...]
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Illegal shipment of ivory worth $1.3 million seized

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Singapore | 6:00 AM

The 0.8 tonne shipment was seized at the Changi Airfreight Centre. Originating from Lagos, Nigeria, the illegal shipment was headed for Vientiane, Laos, via Singapore. [...]
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Miss World 2015 predictions: Australia, Brazil, Philippines, India and Vietnam among favourites to win the crown

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Approximately 1 billion people around the world will watch “Miss World 2015″ on December 19 when it airs from the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China. At the [...]
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Miss Canada, Barred From China To Compete For Miss World, Free To Blast Regime’s Abuses

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

The Chinese authorities who refused to let China-born Anastasia Lin into China for the Miss World contest may have made a mistake. If she were there, worried about offending [...]
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Pinoy designer comes to Miss Universe-Philippines’ rescue

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

They had almost a year to prepare a make-or-break gown for Miss Universe-Philippines Pia Wurtzbach, but for some reason the off-the-rack gown allegedly bought by people [...]
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China’s ‘Soft Power’ Problem

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

When the Chinese city of Sanya hosts the Miss World 2015 finale this weekend, it will be more than a one-off celebration of beautiful women. China has hosted the pageant six [...]
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Activists: Arrest of Vietnam Rights Lawyer a Misstep

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A well-known Vietnamese human rights lawyer was arrested Wednesday on anti-state “propaganda” charges, the latest incident in what rights groups are calling an [...]
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Two tonnes of elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than two tonnes of elephant tusks, illegally brought into Vietnam from Mozambique have been seized, an official said Friday. The 2.2 tonnes of tusks, 835 individual [...]
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Madonna may perform in Singapore for the very first time

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Madonna’s official website indicates a concert is scheduled here for February 28, although ticketing details have yet to be announced. A Ray of Light for fans of the [...]
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Vietnam arrests high-profile lawyer on anti-state charges

Vietnam arrests high-profile lawyer on anti-state charges

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese lawyer was arrested Wednesday on anti-state charges, police said, a week after he was brutally beaten by thugs after leading a training forum for rights [...]
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EU and Vietnam hold Human Rights Dialogue

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Europa | 6:00 AM

The EU and Vietnam held on 15 December 2015 in Hanoi the fifth round of their annual enhanced Dialogue on Human Rights in the spirit of the EU-Vietnam Partnership and [...]
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Vietnam Releases Musician Jailed For Politically Sensitive Songs

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Vietnam have freed prominent musician Vo Minh Tri from prison after serving his full four-year sentence for writing politically sensitive songs, which he said [...]
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Dogs rescued from S. Korea meat farm need DC-area homes

16-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Wtop | 6:00 AM

More than two dozen dogs rescued from a South Korea meat farm are now in the D.C. area, and are being prepared for new loving homes. Some of the dogs are skittish around [...]
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Russia to help N Korea gather data on Siberian tigers

16-Dec-2015 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Russian scientists from Moscow’s Natural Resources Ministry are to help North Korea gather data on its tiger population. “We know for sure that Siberian tigers [...]
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P334 B needed for biodiversity conservation in Philippines

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is one of 17 mega diverse countries, harboring more diversity of life per hectare than any other country in the world. Yet encroachment in forested areas, [...]
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