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Japanese Sumo Wrestlers Given iPads

Sumo champ Asashoryu defeats Kisenosato with an under-arm throw or 'shitatenage' to win the 2008 Grand Sumo Tournament in Los Angeles on June 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Japanese sumo wrestlers get an unlikely gadget to help their pudgy fingers dial some digits.

'Mad' About the Asia Society

Rockefeller Collection devotee? Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell on this week's <i>Mad Men</i>.
Lifestyle Hit AMC show Mad Men name drops the Asia Society on Sunday night.

Pakistan Flood Response Event at Asia Society

A boy rests at a new camp that opened on Aug. 14, 2010 for flood victims in Sukkur, Pakistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Lifestyle International figures gather at the Asia Society in New York for a discussion on solutions following the devastating floods in Pakistan.

South Asian Superbug Claims First Life

Warning signs alert staff and visitors to wash their hands at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Lifestyle A Belgian man became the first person to die from what is being called the South Asian "superbug," a doctor reported this past Friday, the 13th.

William Dalrymple on 'The Muslims in the Middle'

Historian and journalist William Dalrymple reads from his 2010 book <i>Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India</i>.
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Historian William Dalrymple contributes an opinion piece, "The Muslims in the Middle," to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, detailing the rise of Sufism, a deeply rooted resistance movement against violent Islamic radicalism.

Are Malaysian Youth Suffering From Lack of Sex Ed?

A young Malaysian woman watches contestants perform in Malaysia's reality TV competiton <i>Young Imam</i> in Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The issues of teenage pregnancy and baby dumping aren't unique to any one country. But solutions to these problems are especially difficult to come by in countries like Malaysia, where strict religious values conflict with sex education.

Frog Wedding to Combat Rain Shortage?

Bangladeshi villagers officiate a frog wedding in Sadullahpur district's Ramchandrapur village on August 10, 2010. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
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Officiating a frog wedding to summon monsoon rains.

Asia Society Panel to Discuss the Future of Afghan Women

A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks on a street in Kabul on August 10, 2010. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Asia Society in Northern California will host a discussion on the challenges that women face in both Afghanistan and South Asia.

Remembering Hiroshima

Paper lanterns are released onto the Motoyasu River to commemorate the atomic bomb victims and pray for world peace beside the A-Bomb Dome on August 6, 2010 in Hiroshima, Japan, on the day of the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
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The world commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on its sixty-fifth anniversary on August 6, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Asian Men's Body Building Competition

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Competitors pose for the 44th Asian Men's Bodybuilding competition in Tehran on August 6, 2010.