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Vietnam punishes 4 officials over Formosa environmental disaster

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam said on Thursday (January 26) it would punish four officials over one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics, [...]
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Videographer and blogger detained in Vietnam

Videographer and blogger detained in Vietnam

28-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Cpj.org | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities should unconditionally release videographer Nguyen Van Hoa and blogger Tran Thi Nga, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. “Vietnam [...]
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Vietnam struggling with aging population

27-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Eastasiaforum | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s population is ageing quickly. In 2017, more than 10 per cent of the population will be 60 and older, and in 15 — 20 years the elderly will account for [...]
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Jackie Chan teams up with Bollywood for ‘Kung Fu Yoga’

26-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

What do you get when Hong Kong martial arts expert Jackie Chan collaborates with a host of Indian film actors? An action-adventure movie titled “Kung Fu Yoga” of [...]
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Vietnam Hits Activist with Article 88 Anti-State Charge

26-Jan-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities arrested a human rights activist over the weekend, sparking concern from the UN over Hanoi’s use of a section of the country’s criminal [...]
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No swearing as Philippine leader sweet talks Miss Universe hopefuls

25-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered a speech without his usual swearing on Monday, telling dozens of Miss Universe contestants they should advance the empowerment [...]
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Vietnam police arrest dissident for propaganda against state

Vietnam police arrest dissident for propaganda against state

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Police in Vietnam arrested a dissident on Saturday for posting anti-state material on the internet, as part of an ongoing crackdown on critics of the Southeast Asian [...]
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Japan’s pineapple pen song goes highbrow with Kabuki makeover

19-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Remember that Japanese comedian who set the internet on fire with a song about a pineapple apple pen? Now PikoTaro, the leopard print-clad singer endorsed by the likes of [...]
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Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless [...]
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Arnold Vegafria receives franchise rights to Miss World PH

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

After 6 years, the Miss World Philippines and Mister World Philippines franchises have passed hands from Cory Quirino to Arnold Vegafria. The news was confirmed by Arnold on [...]
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Indian-origin girl to represent Malaysia at Miss Universe 2016

13-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

A 20-year-old Sikh girl will represent Malaysia at the Miss Universe 2016 finals at Manila. Kiranmeet Kaur Baljeet Singh Jassal,, won Miss Universe Malaysia title in 2016 and [...]
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Miss Malaysia hopes to tower above the rest at pageant

09-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Sstraitstimes | 6:00 AM

Aspiring Malaysian dentist Kiran Jassal will carry a towering aspiration on her slender shoulders when she lands in the Philippines for the Miss Universe pageant at the end [...]
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LIST: Miss Universe itinerary in Philippines revealed

06-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 10:05 AM

After Boracay, the candidates will travel to Vigan for a terno fashion show on January 15. It will be followed by stops in Manila (January 16), a visit to the oldest city of [...]
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Scissors pulled from Vietnam man’s stomach 18 years after surgery

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after reporting a stomachache that was nearly two decades in [...]
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Singapore’s first baby of 2017 arrives after emergency op

03-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A healthy baby boy is the Republic’s first newborn of the year. Ms Syazwani Mohamed and Nor Hazwan, both 29, welcomed their first child, Hazim Syukri, at 12.26am [...]
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