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2011: Google Zeitgeist, How Asia Searched the World

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The internet giant released its annual survey of popular global search terms. Find out what people and events ranked highest in China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and more.

Photo of the Day: Chinese Opera Performer Backstage, Singapore

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A Chinese street opera performer takes a break in between scenes in Singapore on 12 December, 2011. (Kenneth Tan /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Singapore Skyline

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View of the Singapore skyline showing the Central Business District from the Esplanade bridge on November 15, 2011. (Nicolas Lannuzel /Flickr)

Diwali Around the World, in Photos and Tweets

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The 2011 Festival of Lights, Diwali, captured in photos and tweets from around the world.

Singapore Home Cooking, From One Who Knows

Cheryl Tan speaking at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Washington on April 2, 2011.
Lifestyle

A prodigal daughter delves into the origins of Roti John, "gambling rice," and other culinary treats. 

How to Reform Schools: Lessons from the Best

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Education

It's a fact: American students' academic achievements are falling desperately behind their peers worldwide. It's not surprising considering the state of American schools: one in three students in American never graduate and only one in two students in urban centers have a high school diploma.

It's also true that nations with declining education systems will also suffer economically as a result. In short, American schools are not preparing the rising generation for the global knowledge economy of the future.

Photo of the Day: Bras for a Cause

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In three weeks, 10,000 bras were donated.

Photo of the Day: In Singapore, a Christmas 2.0

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A man looks through a magnifying glass inside a six-story-high, LED-based decorated Christmas tree in front of Ion shopping mall on Singapore's Orchard Road on December 11, 2010.

The Sufi and the Bearded Man

Arts

An unusual, unheard tale of a female, Muslim saint who traveled from the Middle East to seek knowledge and spread Islam in the island-state of Singapore, Siti Maryam's shrine in Singapore was recently bull-dozed despite protests from her followers.

Photo of the Day: Vroom-Vroom in Singapore

McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain powers his car during the third practice session of Formula One's Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 25, 2010.
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McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain powers his car during the third practice session of Formula One's Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 25, 2010.