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Photo of the Day: Flickering Candles in Malaysia

A young Buddhist devotee walks past rows of candles for Vesak Day celebrations at a Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 24, 2013. (Mohd Rafsan/AFP/Getty Images)
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A young Buddhist devotee walks past rows of candles for Vesak Day celebrations at a Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 24, 2013. (Mohd Rafsan/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: China's First 'Space Teacher' Could Be Next Out-of-This-World Star

China's second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, was the chief course speaker during Shenzhou-10's live lecture from space on June 20, 2013. (CCTVcomInternational)
Education

Hard on the heels of Canada's singing astronaut, China's Wang Yaping delivers a lecture from 340 km above Earth, becoming her country's first "space teacher."

On World Refugee Day, New Solution Needed for Asia's Uprooted Peoples

Zaafar Khan from Myanmar shows his UN High Commissioner for Refugees-issued ID on February 19, 2013, after being arrested on suspicion of trying to sail to Australia. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asian governments need to create the conditions that will allow them to host foreign populations — whether those people are political or simply economic refugees — within their borders.

Photos: From Ping Pong to Judo, World Leaders Practice Sports Diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads an Afghan-made soccer ball toward the unseen captain of the Afghanistan's women's national soccer team in Kabul on March 26, 2013. (Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's all work and some play for these world leaders. We take a look at Asian and American statesmen who demonstrate a little athletic prowess on their travels.

Asia Society's 'Contemporary Art Smorgasbord' Highlighted as Tumblr Star

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Asia Society's Tumblr was recently chosen as one of Art Radar Asia's top 6 picks.

Photo of the Day: Cruising Along the Bay in Philippines

Fishermen cruise serenely through a mall and entertainment park along the bay in Manila, Philippines on May 31, 2013. (Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images))
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Fishermen cruise serenely through a mall and entertainment park along the bay in Manila, Philippines on May 31, 2013. (Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Interview: Author Anchee Min Revisits Immigrant's Struggle in New Memoir

Arts

Acclaimed author Anchee Min talks about her newest memoir, The Cooked Seed, and her experiences adapting to a new country. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on June 23.

Photo of the Day: Cooling Off in India

An Indian boy washes himself with water to cool down in Amritsar, India on May 28, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian boy washes himself with water to cool down in Amritsar, India on May 28, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: US 'Has to Fix' Middle East Before It Can Credibly Pivot to Asia, Says Vali Nasr

Foreign policy analyst Vali Nasr speaking at Asia Society New York on June 17, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, tells Asia Society that the Chinese are investing "where they think the game is tomorrow" — the Middle East.