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Chinese man covered with 460,000 bees for honey stunt

Chinese man covered with 460,000 bees for honey stunt

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Chinese beekeeper covered his semi-naked body in more than 460,000 bees for a publicity stunt aimed at selling more of his honey, he told AFP Thursday, using a technique [...]
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‘Cherry tree from space’ mystery baffles Japan

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected [...]
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Sydney fashion week: highlights from day 5

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Here’s some of the best action from Australia’s most exciting emerging design talent presented on the fifth day of the Sydney fashion week. Yousef Akbar The debut [...]
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Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and It’s a Cannibal)

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | LiveScience.com | 6:00 AM

A new species of crayfish discovered in southeast Australia’s coastal lakes and swamps is one of the world’s smallest crayfish species, researchers report. The [...]
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China film directors’ guild declines to award best picture

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A major Chinese directors’ association declined to name a best picture or best director at its annual awards ceremony, an unprecedented move that triggered debate over [...]
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Sheren Tang denies having lymphoma

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong actress Sheren Tang has recently dismissed rumours saying that she has been suffering from lymphoma. Previously, the Hong Kong tabloids wrote that the actress has [...]
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Out of the blue

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:00 AM

FORAGING in South Korea’s mountains may soon become more fruitful. Since a wild ginseng digger reported the wreckage of a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on April [...]
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Korea regulates marriage with foreigners

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea imposed new restrictions on mixed marriages this month, but critics say the authorities would do better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle to [...]
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Japan’s biggest pop star right now is a fetishised hologram

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Global Post | 6:00 AM

Even by the standards of pop stars, Hatsune Miku is eccentric and protean, her mystique elusive. Her eyes are too round and blue to be real. She can be buxom or boyish, and [...]
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Women of Philippine slum welcome birth control victory

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Philippine slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could [...]
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Imagine Dragons, Lorde lead Billboard Music Award finalists

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

American alternative rock group Imagine Dragons and New Zealand singer Lorde were named Billboard Music Award finalists in 12 categories each, followed by singer Justin [...]
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Sydney fashion week: looks from day 3

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Here’s more of the action from day 3 of the shows at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, currently taking place in Sydney. Lan Yu Stunning satin bridal looks, [...]
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Jackie Chan’s birthday concert a success

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Turning 60 on 7 April, Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan recently hosted a successful charity concert which was also held to celebrate his birthday. According to The [...]
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Ekin Cheng admires Tony Leung Kar Fai

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Though Ekin Cheng can be considered as a veteran actor nowadays, he admitted that working with Tony Leung Kar Fai, was a great experience and expressed his admiration for the [...]
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Athena Chu pregnant again?

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rumours of Athena Chu’s pregnancy have resurfaced again recently, when the actress was spotted meeting a gynaecologist. As reported on Sina, the 42 year-old was [...]
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