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Photo of the Day: Furry Friend in Japan

Female giant panda Shin Shin munches away on bamboo, bearing signs that she may be pregnant in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
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Female giant panda Shin Shin munches away on bamboo, bearing signs that she may be pregnant in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

US Human Trafficking Report Is Both 'Carrot and Stick' in Combating Global Scourge

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) presents Susan Ople of the Phillipines with a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Heroes' award during an event releasing the Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) Report at the State Department in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Wenchi Yu explains why the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, while controversial in the diplomatic community, remains "an important and effective tool."

Sustaining Myanmar's Transition: Ten Critical Challenges

Rush hour traffic moves near by the Sule Pagoda at dusk December 14, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

Myanmar's leaders face a range of challenges that will test their capacity and threaten the durability of the country's transition. Asia Society report launch event on Wednesday, June 26.

Photo of the Day: Getting All Done Up in Nepal

Transgendered performers in colorful ornaments carefully put on make-up backstage in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 17, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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Transgendered performers in colorful ornaments carefully put on make-up backstage in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 17, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Haze in Singapore

The mid-morning sun struggles to shine through a thick smoke haze above the three towers of the Marina Bay Sands casino resort on Singapore, Friday June 21, 2013. (Geoff Spencer)
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The mid-morning sun struggles to shine through a thick smoke haze above the three towers of the Marina Bay Sands casino resort on Singapore, Friday June 21, 2013. (Geoff Spencer)

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.