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In Malaysia, luxury funeral services are in demand. (NTDTV)
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Hidden Benefits in Delayed Indonesia Trip

In December 2009, a statue depicting President Obama was erected in a Jakarta public park. It has since been removed. (<a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefangeens/5001575300/sizes/l/' target='_blank'>Stefan Geens</a>/flickr)
Policy Three postponements have created an opportunity for genuine substance.

Kim Jong-il Promotes Son to General

South Korean police watch a conservative activists standing behind a North Korean flag with pictures of the North's late president Kim Il-Sung (L), his son and current leader Kim Jong-Il (C) and grandson Kim Jong-Un (R), during an anti-Pyongyang rally in Seoul on July 8, 2009. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kim Jong-il promoted his son to the rank of general or "dae-jang," according to the official North Korean news agency KCNA.

Photo of the Day: Vroom-Vroom in Singapore

McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain powers his car during the third practice session of Formula One's Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 25, 2010.
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McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain powers his car during the third practice session of Formula One's Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 25, 2010.

A Midday Meal for India's Primary Schools

Indian schoolchildren eat food served as part of The 'Midday Meal' scheme at a Government Primary School in Hyderabad on June 23, 2010. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
Education The Indian government has come up with a genius idea to keep children off the streets and in school, and perhaps most remarkably, improved socialization among children from all castes, by providing just one hot meal during school hours.

Photo of the Day: Hollywood-Inspired Ink at Manila's Tattoo Exposition

A Filipino tattoo artist works on a customer's design during the annual tattoo exposition, dubbed as Dutdutan X, at the World Trade Center in Manila on September 24, 2010.
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A Filipino tattoo artist works on a customer's design during the annual tattoo exposition, dubbed as Dutdutan X, at the World Trade Center in Manila on September 24, 2010.

Surprise, Surprise ... Obama Says He'll Finally Visit Indonesia

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Policy Barack Obama has reportedly stunned Indonesian diplomats by announcing he'll visit the world's most populous Muslim nation soon as part of a wider Asian tour.

To Achieve Friendship, US-China Must Collaborate

Asia Society's Jamie Metzl (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) at Waldorf-Astoria on September 22, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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A VIP reception co-hosted by Asia Society at the Waldorf-Astoria was held in honor of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

US-Trained Pakistani Neuroscientist Jailed for 86 Years

This September 23, 2010 courtroom drawing shows Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (C) with Judge Richard Berman (L), US Assistant Attorney Christopher LaVigne (2ndL) and Attorney Linda Moreno (R) in New York. A US federal court Thursday sentenced Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan. (Shirley Shepard/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy US-trained Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder by the federal court in New York today

Photo of the Day: Displaced by Floods, Two Boys Take in the View

Two boys look out over a large relief camp on September 23, 2010.
Lifestyle

China is to give another 200 million USD in emergency flood aid to Pakistan, Premier Wen Jiabao announced during a visit to New York for a UN anti-poverty summit.