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Rising Food Prices: Eight Months and Counting…

East Timorese residents of Dili haul bags of rice as they loot empty homes during political turmoil in Dili, East Timor, in 2006. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Business Global food prices have risen to their highest levels ever recorded since the UN Food and Agriculture Organization began its price index more than 20 years ago. So how has Asia been impacted by these price increases?

Asia Heeds Lessons from Egypt and Tunisia

Egyptian protestors hold their national flag during demonstration in Cairo on January 25, 2011 demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak (Al Jazeera).
Policy

Asia Society experts Jamie Metzl Philip Shishkin discuss demonstrations in Egypt and lessons for Asia. 

Video: America's 'Wake-Up Call'

A recent study ranks US schools systems 26th in the world, below those of Asian nations.
Education

When Americans learned earlier this week that their schooling system lagged significantly behind those in Asian countries like China, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong, President Obama rightly labeled the event as another "Sputnik" moment.

Death of Wang Bei and China's Risky Plastic Surgery Craze

Wang Bei, 24, who hoped to become a pop star in China, died on the operating table when a cosmetic surgery procedure on her face went wrong. (Independent.co.uk)
Lifestyle

China's obsession with using cosmetic surgery to enhance body image raises bigger, more important questions.

Singapore's PM is upbeat about growth

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses Houston's business and civic leaders at the Hyatt Regency on July 12, 2010. (Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc.)
Policy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore gives an upbeat assessment of Asia's prospects for growth.