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Video: America's 'Wake-Up Call'

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

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. (

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.