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Hopes for Afghan Election Reform

A poster urging Afghans to vote in upcoming elections is stuck to a wall in Kandahar province's Arghandab Valley on August 11, 2010. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy With Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections, the government will be watched closely for signs of reform.

Outrage Over Manila Bus Massacre

Philippine policemen take cover as they start their assault on the tourist bus full of Hong Kong tourists after an ex-policeman hijacked the bus in Manila on August 23, 2010. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Disgruntled ex-police inspector hijacked tourist bus in Manila, leaving eight (including himself) dead.

Jimmy Carter Travels to North Korea to Free American Prisoner

Former President Jimmy Carter smiles at the crowd during his 28th annual town hall meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on September 16, 2009.
Policy Former President Jimmy Carter will leave today for North Korea in hopes of freeing an American man imprisoned in a North Korean jail.

China Plans to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

Cars drive through thick smog in Beijing on Sept. 21, 2008, the first day of no traffic restrictions that had limited motorists during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Beijing plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years in developing electric and hybrid vehicles.

Kashmir's Desperate Housewives

Kashmiri Muslim women shout slogans during the funeral procession of 19-year old Syed Farrukh Bukhari in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, on August 11, 2010. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Women in Indian-administered Kashmir are risking their lives by protesting police, shouting slogans of freedom from India.

Australian Election Cliffhanger

A combination photo shows Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (L) and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. (Getty Images)
Policy In a few hours the voters of Australia will decide their next government and leader. And, according to opinion polls, it could be a cliffhanger.

A Mobile Appeal for Pakistan's Flood Victims

L to R: USAID's Dr. Rajiv Shah, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. (Else Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy Foreign dignitaries, philanthropists, and political figures alike appealed for aid for Pakistan's devastating floods.

North Korea Lashes Out on YouTube and Twitter

Policy North Korea decides to use youtube and twitter as platforms for propaganda.

Water: Asia's Next Challenge

Indian residents of Kusum Pahari slum in New Delhi filll water buckets during a daily delivery from a municipal water board tanker. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
Policy With projections of 75 per cent of the world struggling for water by 2050, and Asia's booming population, the next big challenge for Asia is the supply of fresh water.

Death Toll Rises in China: More Rain and Mudslides Expected

A worker passes buildings destroyed by mudflows at the memorial site of Zhazidong Prison on July 19, 2007 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Policy The devastating mudslides in China have killed thousands, left tens of thousands trapped, and hundreds missing, with no immediate relief in sight.