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Photo of the Day: Halloween in Islamabad

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A Pakistani girl wearing a Halloween costume holds a ten-rupee note in Islamabad on October 29, 2010. While Halloween is relatively little known in Pakistan, its popularity is growing in the country's larger cities. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Murakami Takes Over Versailles

<i>Flower Matango</i>, a sculpture by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, on view as part of Murakami's exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris. (Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has roused the ire of a French aristocrat.

Texas Center's New Home Underway

Interior shot of the grand entrance hall of Asia Society Texas Center's new building, currently under construction in Houston's Museum District.
Lifestyle

The completion date of Asia Society Texas Center's new building is fast-approaching.

New Report Takes on Racist Rhetoric Among US Politicians

Cover of SAALT's report,
Policy

The South Asian Americans Leading Together releases a report tracking racist rhetoric against South Asians in American political discourse since 9/11.

POLICY UPDATE: How Should the U.S. Respond to Burma’s Upcoming Elections?

Votes queue to collect their ballot papers during a demonstration of how to vote in Naypyidaw. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In advance of Burma’s elections on 7 November, the first in 20 years, the Asia Society has just released a Burma Task Force Report Update.

Is the Food You're Eating Really Authentic?

Pad Thai. (Image via Wikipedia)
Lifestyle

Here's a post you'll probably enjoy reading because it's about food. Delicious, Asian food. But think about it: Is the food we enjoy from Asia really even from Asia?

Photo of the Day: A Korean Peacekeeper Displays Skills

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A South Korean peacekeeping soldier with the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) displays his skills during a parade at their base in the southern Lebanese town of Tayr Dibba on October 27, 2010.

Shoes, Complaints Hurled at Former Australian PM

Policy

Former Australian PM John Howard found himself dodging tough questions as well as flying footwear during a live TV broadcast yesterday.

For Indonesians, Mother Nature Strikes Again

A car is covered with ash from the erupting Mount Merapi volcano at Kaliurang village in Sleman, on October 26, 2010 near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Indonesia was struck by a tsunami caused by a 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake late Monday. More than 270 deaths have been reported in the state of Sumatra.

Ten villages near the Mentawai islands were hit by a 3 meter (10 foot) high wave, leaving many missing. Relief efforts have been delayed due to damage and rough weather.

Photo of the Day: China's Fashion on Cloud 9

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Three models walk the runway during KAVON He Shujun 2011 S/S Collection at China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 on October 26, 2010 in Beijing, China.