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Vanessa Mae set to ski for Thailand at Olympics

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

Violinist Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Russia next month, the Thai team said Monday. The 35-year-old former child prodigy, whose father is [...]
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Vietnam’s ‘cyber troops’ take fight to US, France

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

Working on her blog in California one day, Vietnamese democracy activist Ngoc Thu sensed something was wrong. It took a moment for a keystroke to register. Cut-and-paste [...]
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Panda Cub Bao Bao Makes Public Debut at National Zoo

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

Visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., can finally get a glimpse of the panda cub Bao Bao. The baby bear made her public debut on Saturday [...]
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Jay Chou fan barred from entering Taiwan

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

A middle-aged fan of singer-songwriter Jay Chou has been barred from entering Taiwan for five years after wandering off from her tour group to find the singer. As reported on [...]
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Dolphin slaughter starts at Japan’s Taiji Cove, fisherman says

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The annual slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in an infamous Japanese cove has started and is expected to finish Tuesday, according to the local Taiji fishermen’s union. [...]
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Philippines vows crackdown on online child sex abuse

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

The Philippines on Saturday vowed to crack down on online child sex abuse, days after a global police operation dismantled a paedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse [...]
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Wong Jing sings praises for Kenneth

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

Wong Jing was full of praises for TVB actor, Kenneth Ma, saying that “The Hippocratic Crush II” actor has the making of a star. As reported on HK Channel, the [...]
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Efforts underway to bring surrogate babies from Thailand

Efforts underway to bring surrogate babies from Thailand

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Timesofisrael | 6:00 AM

Israeli diplomats are working with Thai authorities to clear the way for dozens of babies born to surrogates to be allowed into Israel, Interior minister Gideon Sa’ar [...]
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Philippines seeks to recover 3 paintings owned by Imelda Marcos

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is trying to recover three paintings, including one by French Impressionist master Claude Monet, that a former aide of Imelda Marcos has been jailed in the [...]
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Australian artist wins in Singapore

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Ninemsn | 6:00 AM

Australian-based artist Daniel Crooks has won at the inaugural Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore, beating entrants including Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Crooks, who was [...]
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Anti-China Protesters Gather in Vietnam’s Capital

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Abcnews | 6:00 AM

Around 100 anti-China protesters shouted slogans and carried banners in Vietnam’s capital on Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of a deadly naval battle between China [...]
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Chinese come out against sexuality change therapy

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

A wire connected to his genitals, a Chinese man says doctors administered repeated electric shocks as he watched a pornographic film – part of treatment he hoped would [...]
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Ugandan lesbian refugee faces deportation from S. Korea

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 6:00 AM

A Ugandan lesbian refugee faces possible deportation from South Korea after losing her case at a local appeals court, court officials said Monday. The Seoul High Court [...]
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Philippines a global ‘source’ for child cybersex industry

Philippines a global ‘source’ for child cybersex industry

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has rapidly become a key hub of the billion-dollar global child cybersex industry, with operators aided by widespread poverty and legal loopholes that allow [...]
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New whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 50 pilot whales beached themselves Saturday on the same remote New Zealand coast where another 52 whales have either died or been put down in the past two weeks. [...]
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