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Vietnam criticises US for awarding imprisoned blogger

01-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Nation Online | 6:00 AM

The US State Department’s recent award to a prominent imprisoned Vietnamese blogger was “inappropriate,” a Vietnamese government spokesman said on Thursday. [...]
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Transgender Vietnamese turn to black market hormones

01-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Every week, Huynh Nha An faces the same dilemma: spend her paltry salary on food, or buy the black market hormones she needs to keep her facial hair from growing back. Born [...]
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Tiger cub spotting in Thailand brings hope for endangered subspecies

31-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Hidden cameras capture evidence that second area of the country has a breeding pair. Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger [...]
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‘Miraculous’ discovery of ultra-rare Indochinese tigers in Thailand

31-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

A a small population of Indochinese tigers have been discovered in Thailand, a find that conservationists have called ‘miraculous’. At least four females and six [...]
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New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand

30-Mar-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A new breeding population of the critically endangered Indochinese tiger has been found in a national park in eastern Thailand, conservationists say. Camera traps discovered [...]
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Egg coffee? Why this Hanoi specialty has everyone rushing for a caffeine fix

29-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Walk down any street in Vietnam and it quickly becomes apparent this is a country that’s crazy about coffee. From people sipping and sitting on low plastic stools on [...]
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Vietnam Jails Online Graft Whistleblower for Bribery

29-Mar-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A court in Vietnam sentenced a prominent online whistleblower to nearly five years in prison Monday for bribery, according to his lawyer, who called the verdict [...]
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Lady Gaga’s Japanese designers make Tokyo debut

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

They’ve dressed Lady Gaga and now they want to dress more fashionistas in Asia: the husband-and-wife team behind Japan’s award-winning ROGGYKEI label made their [...]
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Indonesian Muslim fashion wants the world’s attention

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Loose-fitting “modest wear” combines with monotone sporty minimalism in the unconvential motifs of Rani Hatta’s Muslim-influenced collection. Eschewing the [...]
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250 couples race in Thailand’s Running of the Brides

28-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Times Live | 6:00 AM

Some 250 couples in wedding dresses and suits raced through a Bangkok park on Saturday in the annual “Running of the Brides” to compete for $28,000 in wedding [...]
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Two bloggers detained for ‘propagandising against the state’ in Vietnam

25-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Cpj.org/ | 6:00 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release bloggers Phan Kim Khanh and Bui Hieu Vo. The government announced on [...]
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Dead dictators draw HK art crowds

25-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A “breathing” Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week — one of the world’s centres of capitalism — as [...]
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Paedophilia cases spark social media outcry in Vietnam

24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese cops took three months to respond seriously to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook and they made an [...]
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Going off grid: putting Tokyo fashion week on the map

24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Free-flowing sake, dry ice and space heaters helped to conjure up an atmosphere at Matohu’s show at a Buddhist temple For years headquartered in dull but convenient [...]
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Vietnam Says Two Bloggers Posted Anti-state Propaganda

24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has detained two bloggers for posting anti-state comments, which the Communist-ruled country said should serve as a warning to others spreading dissent. Bui Hieu Vo, [...]
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