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Asia's Biggest Challenges Today

Participants at the 2010 Williamsburg Conference learn about rice planting.

Recent disasters have caused concerns regarding the challenges that Asia will face with the coming of climate change and possible food security issues.

What About China?

A Chinese miner takes a break as he unloads coal from a train in Hefei, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 4, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

While the world cheered the dramatic rescue of miners in Chile, China's trapped miners were underground and under-reported.

Photo of the Day: Real-Life Anime


An actor performs during a premiere for the media of the Japan Anime Live event, made and performed by the Japanese creators of the Manga and Anime series on October 19, 2010 in Rome.

Korea Wave Washes Over Indian Region


Manipur, India has fallen in love with Korean pop culture.

Take a Deep Breath! New York vs. Beijing

A split screen from China Green shows the difference between a good day and a bad day for Beijing's air (Lin Yang)

Which city has the bluest skies? 

Friends with Pervez?

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His return to power is far from assured, but one thing former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may have going for him are his many friends...on Facebook.

Facebook hoping to friend 1.3B Chinese

Facebook's founder is studying Chinese, hoping he'll be able to learn how to make his country a success in China

Photo of the Day: CWG Corruption Questioned


Motorcyclists drive past graffiti sprayed walls protesting against alleged corruption in the recently held 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 18, 2010.

Pakistani Artist Takes Paris with 'Perpetual Paradox'

Rashid Rana, <i>Red Carpet 1</i>, 2007. Edition 1/5; C-print + DIASEC H. 95 x W. 135 in. (241.3 x 317.5 cm). Collection of Pallak Seth. Image courtesy of Gallery Chemould and Chattertjee & Lal Mumbai.

Rashid Rana has just been profiled in the International Herald Tribune for his first solo show in France at the Musée Guimet.

A Steep Decline in International Student Enrollment in Australia

Melbourne University (Photo by Geoff Penaluna/Flickr)

Australia, a nation where people from 140 countries live side-by-side, is contradicting its image as a melting pot.