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Chinese students jailed for attacks on classmates in California

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

Three Chinese students have been jailed in California for attacks against two classmates that included burning one of the victims with cigarettes and forcing her to eat her [...]
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Pia Wurtzbach Receives Most Donations After Miss Universe 2015 Takes NYFW By Storm

17-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Korea Portal | 6:00 AM

Fresh from her hosting stint at the Super Bowl 50, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was spotted at the runway of the New York Fashion Week for a benefit event. “Pia was [...]
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Punch-trunk love: Chinese elephant crushes cars

17-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A heartbroken elephant acted out his thwarted crush on nearly 20 cars near a Chinese nature reserve during a sulk over the Valentine’s Day weekend, local media reported [...]
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Indonesia government Seeks To Get Rid Of Gay-Themed Emojis

16-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Source | 6:00 AM

In news disturbing enough to cause a crying face emoji, the Indonesian government has begun to ban same-sex emoticons, stickers and emoji from messaging apps used by the 250 [...]
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Tweetwars: the social challenge in Twitter capital, Indonesia

16-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging [...]
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HK lights up 25000 LED roses for Valentine’s Day

16-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

It’s like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea’s sappy soap dramas – tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the [...]
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Helping prostitutes in Indonesia leave the streets

15-Feb-2016 Intellasia | BP News | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is the country of focus for the current International Mission Study by Woman’s Missionary Union. IMB workers featured in this study are supported through the [...]
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Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach conquers New York Fashion Week

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

After her successful stint as a special correspondent for the Super Bowl 50 game in California, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach flew back to New York City to conquer [...]
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Miss Aviation Philippines 2016

15-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Kristine Micah Malicsi was crowned Miss Aviation Philippines 2016, the title that was given to actress Lotis Key in the ’70s. The coronation night was held at the [...]
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Rape Victims Struggle to Find Justice in Burma

15-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Khaosod English | 6:00 AM

Last year, a cleaner hired by Phu Pwint’s family raped the 11-year-old girl when she was alone in her home in Hlaing Tharyar Township in northern Yangon. The man was [...]
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Centre seeks more space to save monkey-eating Philippine eagle

10-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Philippine breeding centre trying to save the country’s critically endangered monkey-eating eagle has been so successful it is now scrambling for space, officials [...]
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LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach’s fan has queen’s face inked on arm

10-Feb-2016 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

An avid fan bravely expressed his love for the Miss Universe 2015 by getting a permanent tattoo patterned after Pia Wurtzbach’s face. A certain Javier, who goes by the [...]
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Bangladesh show covers up Tibetan art after China complains

10-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

One of Bangladesh’s biggest art shows has covered up an exhibit by Tibetan artists after the Chinese embassy in Dhaka said it was “offended” by the artwork, [...]
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Watch these Singapore residents monkeying around

09-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing at Singapore Zoo as some of the residents welcome in their very own new year on February 8, 2016. The zoo’s monkeys were [...]
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Madonna embroiled in Taiwan-China row over flag

08-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island’s flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of [...]
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