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Malaysia, Indonesia ban biblical epic ‘Noah’

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Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic “Noah,” joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet.

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Indonesia to host Miss World final despite Muslim anger

Muslim men display a banner during a protest demanding the cancellation of the Miss World pageant, in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 6. AP

A glittering final to the Miss World beauty pageant takes place on the Indonesian island of Bali Saturday under heavy security as Muslim hardliners threaten fresh protests at the venue.

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Security tight at Miss World crowning in Indonesia

Indonesian police officers patrol around the venue of the Miss World competition in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The Miss World final will be held later in the day after weeks of protests from Muslim hardliners and warnings that extremists could attack the pageant. AP

Security is tight ahead of the crowning of Miss World on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the event was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.

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Pinoy jazz in Indonesian fest

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BAIHANA, composed of three young women,  in a pre-departure gig  RICHARD A. REYES

This past weekend, Pinoy jazz superstars graced the World Youth Jazz Festival at the Jungle Land Theme Park in Bogor, near Jakarta, Indonesia.   The Filipino guests were jazz keyboard icon Boy Katindig and Baihana.   Baihana is a trio of talented women who are beginning to get noticed in international events. It is composed [...]

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Dingdong Dantes’ surprise gift to Marian

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Actor Dingdong Dantes treated girlfriend Marian Rivera, who celebrated her 29th birthday on Aug. 12, to a three-day vacation at the posh Amandari Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia.

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