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In China, a Lonely Valentine’s Day for Millions of Men

16-Feb-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

If you’re a “single dog,” a “bare branch,” a “leftover man” or a “leftover woman” – all monikers for unmarried [...]
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Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine’s Day

16-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Thai government is handing out pills it calls “very magical vitamins” to prospective mothers to boost the [...]
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Chinese designer lights up NY with gender bending show

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese designer Calvin Luo may be only 21, but his gender bending New York runway show and display of app-controlled LED technology drew a packed house in New York Monday. [...]
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Japanese celebrate Valentine’s Day with insect sweets

15-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tired of the usual box of chocolates? Try a bug cocktail or a caramel creepy crawly for Valentine’s Day. A Tokyo bar on Sunday offered courageous couples and curious [...]
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Chinese Family of 500 Gather for Supersize Reunion Photo Using Drone

Chinese Family of 500 Gather for Supersize Reunion Photo Using Drone

10-Feb-2017 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

You think it’s hard to wrangle your family for an annual photo? A Chinese clan of more than 500 relatives had the ultimate task of coming together in a reunion shoot [...]
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Religious freedom in Vietnam advances slowly

09-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Herald Malaysia | 6:00 AM

A new Vietnamese law on belief and religion, ratified in November 2016, will come into force in January 2018. Local bishops hope it will allow all Christian groups to obtain [...]
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Rescued giant turtle sent back home to Malaysia

03-Feb-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

An endangered Malaysian giant turtle rescued in Singapore has been sent back to Malaysia to get a second chance at living in the wild, said the Animal Concerns Research and [...]
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100 Vietnamese addicts escape rehab centre

100 Vietnamese addicts escape rehab centre

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | News24 | 6:00 AM

A hundred drug addicts escaped a compulsory rehab centre in southern Vietnam, officials said on Monday. It was the latest breakout to hit the country’s controversial [...]
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Thailand Has 18 Different Gender Identities

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Nextshark | 6:00 AM

As the world’s favourite sex-change surgery destination, Thailand definitely takes the cake in its recognition of the complexity of human sexuality. There are, in fact, [...]
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What life is like living with a ‘love doll’ in Japan

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

In 2007, Ryan Gosling played a character who has trouble making friends or even socialising with people in a movie called “Lars and the Real Girl.” In the movie, [...]
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Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo’s latest health trend can cure their [...]
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Earliest known human ancestor is revealed in China

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

Researchers have discovered traces of the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of human beings. In a finding which calls into question decades of research into human [...]
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Miss Universe to be crowned in the Philippines

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

Eighty-six of the world’s most beautiful women will be vying for the Miss Universe crown Monday as the Philippines – last year’s winner – stages the [...]
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Thailand bet tops Miss Universe online voting

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Manila Times | 6:00 AM

Chalita Suansane from Thailand has made it to the top 13 of the 65th Miss Universe pageant on Monday. The 21-year-old beauty was given the final spot after being chosen by [...]
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Malaysian crowned Miss Transsexual Australia ’17

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Malaysian Laeticia Raveena has won the Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 pageant last night, transgender activist Nisha Ayub announced today. In a post on her Facebook profile [...]
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