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Dan Rather: Reporters Can Be 'Overwhelmed' Covering 'Booming' Asia [Video]

Dan Rather interviews the Dalai Lama at his residence-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, in July 2007. (DanRather.com)
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In part four of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses how reporting from Asia has changed over the years.

Required Reading: 2012 Bernard Schwartz Book Award Finalists

"Required reading for all who want to better understand this dynamic region," the finalists for Asia Society's 2012 Bernard Schwartz Book Award have now been announced.

Multimedia: 6 Asia-Related Controversies From the London Olympics

Referee urges Indonesian and South Korean athletes to play fairly in women's doubles badminton match on July 31, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/GettyImages)
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It's not just the 300 events in 26 sports over 16 days that made the Olympics exciting. It's also the scandals, specifically the Asian ones that kept viewers hooked on Olympics news.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Away from the Sunset in Kiribati

A speed boat zips away from the setting sun in Tabiteuea North, Kiribati on May 25, 2012. (Steve Bolton/Flickr)
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A speed boat zips away from the setting sun in Tabiteuea North, Kiribati on May 25, 2012. (Steve Bolton/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Story of My Assassins' by Tarun Tejpal

Tarun J. Tejpal (R), author of 'The Story of My Assassins.' (Shailendra Pandey)
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In this excerpt from a tense new Indian crime thriller, a crusading journalist's life comes under threat. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on October 4, 2012.

Gallery: Nature's Wrath Devastates Asia

A soaking wet child sits on a post on a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012. (Jay Directo/AFP/GettyImages)
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A string of floods from torrential rain devastates numerous nations in Asia in the past week.

Photo of the Day: A Withered Beauty in Indonesia

An old villager in Lombok, Indonesia on May 26, 2012. (Alex Hanoko/Flickr)
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An old villager in Lombok, Indonesia on May 26, 2012. (Alex Hanoko/Flickr)

Chinese Hurdler Liu Xiang Stumbles Again at Olympics; Twitter, Weibo React

Liu Xiang of China sits on the track after getting injured in the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Lifestyle At the 110-meter men's hurdles heats at the 2012 Olympics Games in London, Chinese favorite Liu Xiang — a one-time Olympic champion, world champion and world record holder — stumbled yet again, failing to get over even the first hurdle.

The Rehabilitation of Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck by Freeman Elliot. Oil on canvas, 1964. (Pearl S. Buck International)
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We revisit the history of writer Pearl Buck, who catapulted into international celebrity (and a Nobel Prize in Literature) virtually overnight from obscurity and semi-poverty.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Documents 'Raw Nature of Things' in Northeast India

Buddhist students burn their kindergarten notebooks as they prepare to go to first grade. (Sai Abishek)
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Sai Abishek captures people's everyday lifestyle in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.