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Photo of the Day: Li Na, China's 'Golden Flower,' Breaks Barriers Her Own Way

Li Na of China plays a forehand in her semifinal match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during day eleven of the 2011 Australian Open on January 27, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Li Na of China becomes the first Asian woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final when she takes on Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Vivien Stewart: 'Reason to Be Worried' on US Education

Asia Society Senior Adviser for Education Vivien Stewart.
Education

Asia Society Senior Adviser for Education Vivien Stewart argues that the US "has reason to be worried."

Thongs and Throngs on Australia Day

Lifestyle

On Australia's National Day, big parties, controversy and a demand of for a birth certificate. 

India Celebrates Republic Day

Lifestyle

India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day in New Delhi on January 26, 2011. 

Asia Stars in Obama's State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama delivering the State of the Union address on Jan. 25, 2011. (Whitehouse.gov)
Policy

The President's address proves Asia is very much on Americans' minds these days.

Photo of the Day: Slum Dwellers and Officials Clash, Leaving 40 Injured

Lifestyle

Local residents take cover as they and the demolition crew throw stones at each other during the demolition of shanty homes in San Juan City, east of Manila on January 25, 2011.

Anand Giridharadas on Jon Stewart: American Dream 'Still Alive'... in India

Anand Giridharadas with Jon Stewart on Jan. 24, 2011. (Comedy Central)
Lifestyle

'India Calling' author Anand Giridharadas appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to talk about his book.

Photo of the Day: Kung-Fu Kids

Children practice Kung Fu in an impoverished area of Quezon City, suburban Manila, on January 23, 2011. The activity, run by a group called ArKuTaiPA (a combination of Arnis, Kung-Fu, Tai Chi, Philippine Association) teaches martial arts to children from six to 18 years-old in an effort to promote self-discipline. (Noel Celis /AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Children practice Kung Fu in an impoverished area of Quezon City, suburban Manila, on January 23, 2011.

What Happened to Pakistan's Super-Spy?

A video received by Flashpoint Global Partners in July 2010 showed Colonel Sultan Amir Tarar reading a message at the behest of his Pakistani Taliban captors. (http://www.flashpoint-intel.com/)
Policy

A mentor to the Afghan Taliban falls victim to a new generation of extremists.

Gift of Friendship… Or Something Else? Obama's Souvenir to Hu Baffles Some

The Zhou Brothers, as captured in January 2011 in a video on WhiteHouse.gov.
Arts

Did President Obama give President Hu a piece of outright kitsch?