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Photo of the Day: An Act of Devotion in the Philippines

A buddhist monk takes a moment to pray in a monastery in Manila, the Philippines on November 18, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
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A buddhist monk takes a moment to pray in a monastery in Manila, the Philippines on November 18, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)

South Korea's New President May Be Female, But She is No Women's Rights Crusader

South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye waves to supporters as she arrives to deliver a victory speech on a stage in the centre of Seoul on December 19, 2012. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region.

International Migrants Day: Time to Commit to a Pro-Migrant Future

Migrant workers in Hong Kong, many of them from the Philippines and Indonesia, regularly congregate on city sidewalks. (KC Wong/Flickr)
Policy

For the wealthiest nations of the world, with the resources to act with foresight, now is the time to move away from divisive and often ilinformed biases toward migration challenges, writes Andrew Billo.

2012: Psy, J-Lin Define Asian 'Zeitgeist' According to Google

Korean artist Psy (C) performs his worldwide hit
Lifestyle

"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Chinese Investment Ensures Human Rights Remain Low Priority in Cambodia

Then-President of China Hu Jintao (L) is welcomed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) in Phnom Penh on March 31, 2012. Hu arrived in the Cambodian capital on a state visit to bolster ties between the already-close nations. (Pring Samrang/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Human rights in Cambodia are in a dire state, and China holds a lion's share of the blame, argues Pulitzer Prize-winner Joel Brinkley.

Typhoon Bopha Claims Over 280 Lives in the Philippines [UPDATED]

NASA satellites see Typhoon Bopha heading toward the Philippines. (NASA Goddard Photo and Video/Flickr)
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The most southerly typhoon ever recorded in the Western Pacific hits southern Philippines, forces 40,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Angered by China's New Passport Map, India, Vietnam and the Philippines Retaliate

China's new controversial e-passport map. (TimeWeekly/Weibo)
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A map of China in new Chinese passports includes disputed territories — Kashmir, and islands in the South China Sea — and upsets Asian neighbors.

Video: There's a School on a Solar Panel-Powered Boat in Bangladesh? Yep!

A scene from the documentary
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Filmmaker Glenn Baker hopes to re-frame American views of the South Asian region through Easy Like Water, a documentary about a Bangladeshi architect's quest to bring education to flooded areas of his homeland.

Photo of the Day: Braving the Flood in Philippines

A man bikes through a flooded field in Laguna, Philippines on August 10, 2012. (IRRI Images/Flickr)
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A man bikes through a flooded field in Laguna, Philippines on August 10, 2012. (IRRI Images/Flickr)

UN Security Council Adds Australia, S. Korea — Does This Strengthen a US Asian 'Pivot'?

Australia Foreign Minister Bob Carr (R) during the United Nations General Assembly session October 18, 2012 before the vote for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the years 2013-2014 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After Thursday's vote added two key Asia-Pacific allies, the U.S. could now find greater support in pursuing actions favorable to its interests in the region, writes Andrew Billo.