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Fewer young people in Japan are losing their virginities

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo Style UK | 6:00 AM

If you’re British, you likely lost your virginity just after your 18th birthday. When you were 18.3, to be precise. But Japanese people’s sex lives tell a rather [...]
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Chinese Youth Embrace New Attitudes Toward Pets and Wildlife

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | National Geographic | 6:00 AM

A growing awareness of animal protectionand city-dwellers’ newfound love of dogsis changing attitudes toward ivory and other wildlife products. A truck packed full of [...]
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World’s ‘oldest’ hippo dies at Philippine zoo

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bertha, believed to be the world’s oldest hippopotamus, has died aged 65, the Manila zoo said Monday, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous [...]
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Malaysia foils bid to smuggle ‘bearded dragons’

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of bearded dragon lizards and tortoises into the country from neighbouring Thailand to be sold as pets, authorities said [...]
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Statue of Chinese deity flown in business class into Malaysia to be displayed at Thean Hou Temple

07-Jul-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 1.8-metre tall statue of a Chinese sea goddess, flown via business class from Xiamen in China to Malaysia recently, will be on display at the Thean Hou Temple in KL. Major [...]
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Skeletons of 5,000-year-old Chinese ‘giants’ discovered by archaeologists

07-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Archaeologists in eastern China have found 5,000-year-old skeletons of people experts say would have been unusually tall and strong. According to the measurements of bones in [...]
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Merkel pledges star treatment for China’s panda ‘envoys’

07-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday to make China’s new “special envoys” feel welcome in Berlin, as she unveiled two eagerly awaited giant pandas at [...]
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Japan panda fans get latest fix of cute with new footage

06-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s panda-obsessed public got their latest fix of cute Tuesday as a Tokyo zoo released footage of its 20-day-old helpless cub, who has ballooned in size since its [...]
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Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

06-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Officials in Vietnam’s traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly [...]
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Woman, 71, marries her 16-year-old toy boy in Indonesia

06-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Metro.co.uk | 6:00 AM

A 71-year-old pensioner has married her 16-year-old toy boy in Indonesia after they threatened to commit suicide if their families blocked the marriage. Despite their 55 year [...]
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With Social Media, Vietnam’s Dissidents Grow Bolder Despite Crackdown

06-Jul-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A prominent blogger and environmental activist in Vietnam was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison on charges of national security offenses, including sharing anti-state [...]
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Who is Vietnam’s Mother Mushroom? Blogger Honored by Melania Trump Jailed for Ten Years

04-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, who goes by the name Mother Mushroom and has regularly attacked the Vietnamese government in interviews and on Facebook, has been sentenced to [...]
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Singaporean newlyweds share ups and downs of getting hitched young

04-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore | 6:00 AM

For many Singaporeans, their early 20s are a new chapter in their lives, be it resuming their ordinary lives after completing national service or entering the workforce after [...]
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Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ jailed for 10 years

Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ jailed for 10 years

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

A prominent Vietnamese blogger known as ‘Mother Mushroom’ was jailed for 10 years on Thursday, her lawyer said, during a brief trial rights groups decried as [...]
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Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ on trial

30-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s one-party state keeps a tight clamp on dissent and routinely jails activists, bloggers and lawyers who speak out against the communist regime A prominent [...]
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