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Photo of the Day: New Zealand Police Launch Viral Street Art Campaign

Multimedia

New Zealand Police co-opting street art to recruit young people. (Simon Oosterman/Flickr)

Ahmed Rashid: Afghan Taliban Don't See India as Their Enemy

Policy

A veteran observer of the Afghan Taliban argues that they're moderating their outlook ahead of likely ceasefire negotiations with the United States.

Photo of the Day: The Picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir

A view of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir on January 21, 2012. (Colin Tsoi/Flickr)

What You Need to Know About Myanmar's Upcoming Elections

A Burmese worker hangs up freshly silkscreened National League for Democracy party (NLD) tshirt ahead of the parliamentary elections March 26, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

"The world will be watching to see if the shift toward democracy in Myanmar is real," writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

Video: Emperor's Speech Accompanies Unseen Footage of Japan Quake Zone

Haunting, evocative imagery from Japan's disaster area provides a context for the Emperor's address to the nation one year after the tsunami struck.

Interview: Tyler Palma Captures Daily Life in Uzbekistan [Photos]

Multimedia

Tyler Palma, a Tokyo-based photographer, captures a range of scenes from Uzbekistan, from a historic Samarkand monument to ordinary village life.

Obama's Surprise Asian-Born World Bank Pick Could 'Quell Critics'

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces the nomination of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim (C) for president of the World Bank, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) looks on, in Washington, DC on March 23, 2012. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Policy

President Obama's decision to put up a Korean-born health and development expert for the World Bank chief job could help quell critics arguing against another U.S. politician or financier in the post.

Interview: Pakistani Motorcyclist Moin Khan on His Epic Journey

Lifestyle

Tired of negative media portrayals of his native Pakistan, Moin Khan decided to redefine his country's image through a 25,000-mile motorcycle ride across three continents.

Photo of the Day: Setting Sail in Indonesia

Multimedia

Two young men taking their boat out on the sea in Lombok Barat, West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia on January 4, 2012. (Jeevs Sinclair/Flickr)

Book Review: 'Midnight in Peking' by Paul French

Arts

Maura Cunningham writes that French "elegantly recreates the world of Old Peking" as he tries to make sense of the bizarre unsolved murder of a 19-year-old British girl in 1937 Beijing.