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‘To Singapore, With Love’ documentary screenings banned by MDA

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 7:33PM UTC Image from the 'To Singapore, With Love' Facebook page.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has outlawed screenings of ‘To Singapore, With Love’, a documentary by local filmmaker Tan Pin Pin, over security concerns.

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash

By Mon, Sep 08, 2014 1:02PM UTC Kwon Ri-sae, a member of South Korean pop group Ladies'€™ Code. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A second member of the South Korean band Ladies’ Code has died from injuries sustained from a motor accident. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul, the band’s management agency said. She had been unconscious after undergoing

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee detained in Beijing drug bust

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:31AM UTC Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Police and state media say Jackie Chan’s actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Actor Gao Hu latest celeb detained in China drugs crackdown

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014 6:42PM UTC Chinese actor Gao Hu. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — An actor has become the latest Chinese celebrity to be detained in a crackdown on illegal drugs. The official Xinhua News Agency says 40-year-old Gao Hu was detained by police for possession and use of marijuana and methamphetamine. Gao had a small part as a soldier in Zhang Yimou’s 2011 movie “The Flowers of War.”

‘Jilboobs’ raise clerical hackles in Indonesia

By Sat, Aug 09, 2014 1:42PM UTC Indonesian Muslim women who wear a headscarf but also fitted jeans and tops are sometimes referred to as jilboobs or jilbabes. Pic: Courtesy Asia Sentinel

The jilboob, or sometimes “jilbabe,” gets her name because in Indonesia the full-body burka seen in Afghanistan or the abaya in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, is rarely adopted.

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