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Photo of the Day: Fishing in Sri Lanka

Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)

Expert Reaction: Asian Nations 'Anxious' Over US Shutdown

The sun sets behind the Washington Monument in Washington, DC on Oct. 7, 2013, the seventh day of the U.S. government's shutdown. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Business

Asia Society Global Council members Simon Tay and Ken Courtis say Asia is looking with a weary eye at the potential economic impact of a continued U.S. government shutdown.

Watch: Thai Puppeteers Bring 'Billie Jean'-Era Michael Jackson Back to Life

Arts

The headline really says it all. Press play to watch a puppet-sized King of Pop perform one of his biggest hits ... sequin glove, moonwalk and all.

Photo of the Day: Chasing Twilight in Singapore

The sun sets over the Chinese Garden in East Jurong, Singapore on September 21, 2013. (Eduardo Seastres)
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The sun sets over the Chinese Garden in East Jurong, Singapore on September 21, 2013. (Eduardo Seastres)

What You Get When Young Leaders From India and Pakistan Sit Around the Same Table

Attendees of the India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative forum in Islamabad last month.
Policy

At a recent Asia Society forum in Islamabad 11 rising stars shared personal stories and their visions for Indo-Pakistan relations, and their recommendations to turn those common dreams into reality in the not too distant future.

Photo of the Day: Arid Dunes in India

The red sand of the Thar Desert can be seen for miles in Rajasthan, India on September 20, 2013. (karneek vyas/Flickr)

The red sand of the Thar Desert can be seen for miles in Rajasthan, India on September 20, 2013. (karneek vyas/Flickr)

Indonesia: Rupiah May Have Rallied, But Jakarta's Policy Decisions Still Bear Scrutiny

An Indonesian clerk holds stacks of Indonesian rupiah notes at a currency exchange office in Jakarta on Sept. 4, 2013. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

It may never be quite clear how much credit Indonesia's government deserves for righting its currency after its recent tumble, according to two analysts with the consultancy Control Risks.

Photo of the Day: Attention to Detail in Thailand

Prateep Rodpai, one of Thailand's last traditional Khon mask makers works in his studio on July 8, 2011 in Angthong, Thailand. These handmade masks can take around 10 days to make. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Prateep Rodpai, one of Thailand's last traditional Khon mask makers works in his studio on July 8, 2011 in Angthong, Thailand. These handmade masks can take around 10 days to make. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Capturing the Moment in Malaysia

A photographer captures a luminous display of fireworks in Putrajaya, Malaysia on August 31, 2013. (William Cheng/Flickr)
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A photographer captures a luminous display of fireworks in Putrajaya, Malaysia on August 31, 2013. (William Cheng/Flickr)

Asia Society Remembers Art Historian Michael Sullivan, 1916-2013

Two of the late Michael Sullivan's works on Chinese art are
Arts

Asia Society notes the passing of art historian Michael Sullivan, a major figure in modern Chinese art history and criticism.