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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.

Indian Bill Gates Launches Billion Dollar Endowment Fund

Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, India, at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 31, 2009. (Image via Wikipedia)
Policy

What does India need to do to diminish the divide between social classes?

In Malaysia, A Film for and by the Online Masses

Arts

A group of independent filmmakers in Malaysia has undertaken a project to produce a completely crowd-sourced movie they have entitled Your Grandfather's Road.

The iPad Can't Do What?!

A customer buys an iPad at the Apple store in Shanghai on September 17, 2010. Apple officially launched its iPad in China, a sure-fire winner, analysts say, even though Chinese customers have been able to buy the tablet computer on the grey market for months. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

If you've been following this blog, you're probably aware that Japan has been providing their prized sumo wrestlers with iPads so their beefy fingers can easily punch in keys on a large screen. But its neighbor China, after successfully launching Apple's latest gadget, seems to be skeptical of the device.

Photo of the Day: A Flying Shaolin

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A young Chinese Shaolin monk leaps through the air, as he performs for visitors during a kungfu festival at the temple in Henan province, China, on October 24, 2010.

'Undesired' Women in India

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A powerful new documentary tells of forced abortions, neglect, murder ...  and a few courageous Indian women working to confront a widespread problem.

'Yellow Peril' Lives on in US Campaign Ads

Policy

Should America really fear China?

The New Face of American Aid

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at Asia Society's New York headquarters on August 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The New York Times has just run an enlightening profile of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American ever to serve in the US government.

Australia, Asia, and Asylum Seekers

Sri Lankan asylum seekers engage in a hunger strike after their boat broke down on the way to Australia's Christmas Island on October 16, 2009 in Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Policy

Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.