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Japan baby panda healthy after 30 days

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

A baby panda in Japan has survived its crucial first 30 days, zoo officials said Wednesday, as fresh video showed the cub at one month old. The female panda was the first to [...]
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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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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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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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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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