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Heroine’s welcome home for Philippines’ Miss Universe

26-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of people in the beauty pageant-crazed Philippines are set to give newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach a heroine’s welcome home during a [...]
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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach comes home to PH

25-Jan-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 at 5:46 a.m. on Saturday (January 23). In a brief press conference [...]
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Vietnam mourns revered turtle in Hanoi

23-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Neurope | 6:00 AM

The last living Yangtze – a giant softshell turtle – has died at Hoan Kiem Lake in Vietnam’s capital. The country is in mourning. Douglas Hendrie, a [...]
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Vietnam’s beloved sacred turtle dies: state media

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes [...]
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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Lifted in Vietnam

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

The country’s LGBT youth still report ‘serious stigma’ Correction appended, January 19, 2016. Vietnam was hailed as a leader on gay rights in Southeast Asia [...]
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Japan rejoices as boyband SMAP averts split

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Fans of Japanese boyband SMAP breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday at the news the middle-aged heartthrobs were staying together, after their agent said they were mulling a [...]
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World’s oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The world’s oldest man, Yasutaro Koide, died on Tuesday at the age of 112 in central Japan, a local official said. Koide, born just months before the Wright brothers [...]
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PHL in top 15 Miss U ranking

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

In the pageant’s records, the United States leads the tally with eight wins (2012,1997, 1995, 1980, 1967, 1960, 1956 and 1954). This is followed closely by Venezuela [...]
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Philippines’ bet in 2016 Grandma Universe tilt

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Babylyn Decena Newfield (photo), a mother of four and grandma of four kids, is the country’s representative to the 2016 Grandma Universe in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 19 [...]
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Harvey to interview Pia Wurtzbach on his show

18-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Arabnews | 6:00 AM

According to Philstar, a photo of him with Wurtzbach and Gutierrez was posted on social media with a caption “You’re gonna want to watch this one.” However, [...]
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Prominent Vietnam Activist Released From Jail But Has Nowhere to Live

18-Jan-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Vietnam released a prominent female human rights activist today after she served a five-year prison sentence for violating the country’s law aimed at stopping dissent. [...]
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Pia Wurtzbach’s journey to Miss Universe as told by her mentor

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

Behind every successful Filipina beauty queen is a strong support group and a meticulous mentor who wants the best for their girl. Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach’s [...]
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China’s Hollywood studio buy-up begs questions

14-Jan-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened in Beijing over the weekend, it took $53m (GBP 37m). That is still under a fifth of the $238m that it took on the opening weekend in [...]
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Scam marriage case: Vietnamese women face jail term and fine

14-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Vietnamese women who were involved in arranging for a marriage of convenience between a Singaporean man and a Vietnamese woman were in court on Tuesday (12 Jan). Nguyen [...]
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‘Star Wars’ Sales Top $50 Million in China Opening Weekend

13-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Walt Disney said “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” generated $53 million at the box office during its opening weekend in China, adding to the success of a film [...]
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