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Indonesian Sex Tape Scandal and Morality in Asia

Indonesian Muslim group members clash with supporters of Indonesian rock star Nazril Ariel     outside the court house in West Java on January 31, 2011 after it was announced that he would serve three and a half years in jail over sex tapes. (Bay Ismoyo /AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

One of Southeast Asia's biggest rock stars, Nazril ''Ariel'' Irham, was sentenced to three and a half years in jail and fined US $27,692 on Monday, over personal sex videos.

UPDATE: Afghan Buddhist Site to be Spared Destruction

A statue, possibly of the Buddha, recovered at Mes Aynak where an international team of Afghan and French archaeologists are working to secure the site. (Joannie Meharry)
Arts

A new agreement by the Afghan government seeks to preserve the Buddhist archaeological site of Mes Aynak.

Asia Heeds Lessons from Egypt and Tunisia

Egyptian protestors hold their national flag during demonstration in Cairo on January 25, 2011 demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak (Al Jazeera).
Policy

Asia Society experts Jamie Metzl Philip Shishkin discuss demonstrations in Egypt and lessons for Asia. 

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.