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There’s Never Been a Worse Time to Be Gay in Indonesia

28-Apr-2016 Intellasia | vice | 6:00 AM

The emergence of a pro-LGBTQI movement among Indonesia’s youth poses a larger threat than nuclear warfare — that’s what the country’s defense minister [...]
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Ex-Miss Malaysia Samantha Schubert dies of cancer

27-Apr-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Former Miss Malaysia/World 1991 Samantha Schubert died yesterday of pancreatic cancer at the Prince Court Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Schubert, 47, was the youngest of [...]
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Under siege in Vietnam: Washington Post opinion

27-Apr-2016 Intellasia | The Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Nguyen Huu Vinh is a Vietnamese blogger better known by the name Ahn Ba Sam. He’s no radical; he was once a police officer in the Ministry of Public Security in Hanoi, [...]
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Tokyo cat cafe shut down for animal neglect

25-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A Tokyo “cat cafe” has been raided by health inspectors and ordered to close its doors due to animal neglect after complaints about nasty smells coming from the [...]
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Free speech is under siege in Vietnam

25-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

NGUYEN HUU VINH is a Vietnamese blogger better known by the name Ahn Ba Sam. He’s no radical; he was once a police officer in the Ministry of Public Security in Hanoi, [...]
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Chinese kids sick after school built on toxic tip

25-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Smedia | 6:00 AM

About 500 students at the Changzhou Foreign Languages School, in a Chinese city near Nanjing, have been diagnosed with illnesses including leukaemia and lymphoma six months [...]
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Vietnam says US human rights report ‘biased’

Vietnam says US human rights report ‘biased’

23-Apr-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

“Vietnam always stands ready to engage in candid and open discussions with all countries including the US on the outstanding issues where we still have differences of [...]
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Metropole Hanoi to Kick off its 9th Annual Les Arômes Festival

Metropole Hanoi to Kick off its 9th Annual Les Arômes Festival

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Press Release | 2:33 PM

Like Tet, some special events require more than the few official days allocated to them, and this year the Hotel Metropole Hanoi’s Les Arômes Festival 2016 is one such [...]
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Tortoise released by Taiwan in Indonesia after 5000 km swim

20-Apr-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A tortoise fitted with a satellite transmitter and set free from Taiwan has been found to have swum 5,467 kilometers in 94 days before settling in Indonesia, the Forestry [...]
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Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

19-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday. [...]
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China punishes 357 officials in tainted vaccine sales

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

China has fired or demoted 357 local government officials for poor performance as it deals with the fallout from a nationwide public health scandal over the sale of [...]
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450 Vietnamese drug addicts escape rehab centre

16-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Around 450 Vietnamese drug addicts have escaped from a rehabilitation centre where many were held for compulsory treatment, an official said Thursday. The detainees attacked [...]
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Thailand’s 10-year Tiger Protection Plan Has Mixed Results

16-Apr-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s decade-long campaign to increase tiger populations has lifted tiger numbers in a wildlife sanctuary by more than 50 percent and provided a vital contribution [...]
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US Notes Abuses in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia in an Annual Report

US Notes Abuses in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia in an Annual Report

15-Apr-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 7:22 AM

Harsh restrictions imposed on Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya minority continued during the final year of that country’s rule by a nominally civilian but [...]
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China court rules against same-sex couple’s marriage application

15-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Chinese court ruled against two men seeking to marry, it said Wednesday, as more sexual minorities push for equal rights in the country. Sun Wenlin, 27, sued a civil [...]
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