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Why Taiwan is right to ban iPads for kids

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Being a parent has suddenly become a lot more stressful. At least it has if you live in Taiwan. Lawmakers in the island have outlawed iPads and other electronic gadgets for [...]
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Quan Yifeng’s daughter stars in Apple ad

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Singapore TV host Quan Yifeng’s daughter Eleanor Yu recently shot to fame after the 16-year-old was cast as the female lead in Apple China’s new advertisement. [...]
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Grace Walia wins Miss India Indonesia 2015 title

05-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Manorama Online | 6:00 AM

Grace Walia was crowned Miss India Indonesia 2015, a pageant that seeks to build a bridge between the Indian and Indonesian communities. Ambassador of India Gurjit Singh was [...]
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China demand threatens tiger protection

04-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Soaring demand for tiger parts in China has emptied Asia’s forests, frustrating efforts to protect the big cats, wildlife experts said as an anti-poaching conference [...]
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Taiwan, China attack Internet addiction

04-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Consumeraffairs | 6:00 AM

Asia has a problem. Research published in December last year found that 7.1 percent of the population in Asia is addicted to the internet. But unlike other countries with [...]
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Line launches grocery service

04-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

One of Asia’s most popular social messaging service has already rolled out a payments service and an Uber-challenging taxi app and now it wants to automate [...]
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Slain hostage’s 4-year-old tweet embraced on social media

04-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Kenji Goto’s words, now more than four years old, have taken on a new poignancy. “Closing my eyes and holding still. It’s the end if I get mad or scream. [...]
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Australian paper mocked for obit of ‘The Thorn Birds’ author

04-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s main national newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation’s most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. [...]
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Lee Min Ho Turned Down The Chance To Star In A Brad Pitt Film

04-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Kdramastars | 6:00 AM

On February 2, representatives for Hallyu star Lee Min Ho denied rumours that he would be starring in the upcoming Chinese film “Raid.” If the actor accepted the [...]
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French tourists in nude Cambodia photo scandal to be deported

03-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three French tourists will be deported from Cambodia after they pleaded guilty to taking nude pictures of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex, a [...]
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Malaysia welcomes next K-pop act Taeyang but no hugs for fans

03-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

The furore over a South Korean band’s members hugging their female Muslim fans at a K-pop concert last month and the ensuing backlash from Islamic religious authorities [...]
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Chinese New Year: How not to offend your Chinese friends during the holiday

03-Feb-2015 Intellasia | marie france ASIA | 6:00 AM

The beauty of living in a multi-cultural city like Singapore is the fact you get to celebrate not just one, but many traditions and holidays. As the biggest and most [...]
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Jackie Chan Conferred Malaysia ‘Datuk’ Title

03-Feb-2015 Intellasia | English.cri.cn | 6:00 AM

Kung fu superstar Jackie Chan has been honored with the title of ‘Datuk’ in Malaysia. It’s a traditional Malaysian honorific title that’s given on [...]
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French tourists arrested for nude photos at Cambodia’s Angkor

02-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three French tourists in their early twenties have been arrested by Cambodian authorities for taking nude photos of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple [...]
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No One Does Bollywood Better Than PM Narendra Modi

02-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

No one does Bollywood better than Narendra Modi. No one is more Bollywood than Narendra Modi. While the purveyors and pundits of sophistication cringe at what they see as [...]
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