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Photo of the Day: Snakes on a Face

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An Indian snake charmer poses with what he claims to be a "Chandrabor" (Russell's viper) snake at a snake fair at Khadaitala, a town near Kolkata on August 17, 2010.

China Takes Japan's Place as World's Second Largest Economy

China's 100 yuan, or renminbi, notes, the largest denomination in Chinese currency. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

China has taken Japan's place as the world's second largest economy behind the United States.

South Asian Superbug Claims First Life

Warning signs alert staff and visitors to wash their hands at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Lifestyle A Belgian man became the first person to die from what is being called the South Asian "superbug," a doctor reported this past Friday, the 13th.

William Dalrymple on 'The Muslims in the Middle'

Historian and journalist William Dalrymple reads from his 2010 book <i>Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India</i>.
Lifestyle

Historian William Dalrymple contributes an opinion piece, "The Muslims in the Middle," to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, detailing the rise of Sufism, a deeply rooted resistance movement against violent Islamic radicalism.

Five Ways to Get Replenished in Ramadan

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Food & Recipes

By Rafaya Sufi

Fasting this Ramadan? Or have friends who are? Follow these few key guidelines to eating well and staying healthy during Ramadan.

Since its foundation, Ramadan is celebrated with vigor amongst Muslim communities. A typical day of fasting consists of consuming an overnight breakfast at dawn, restricting any food and drink till sunset. Muslims may continue to eat and drink after the sun has set till the next morning's fajr prayer at dawn.

Photo of the Day: China's Stock Index

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Chinese investors monitor screens showing stock indexes at a trading house in Shanghai on August 13, 2010.

Death Toll Rises in China: More Rain and Mudslides Expected

A worker passes buildings destroyed by mudflows at the memorial site of Zhazidong Prison on July 19, 2007 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)
Policy The devastating mudslides in China have killed thousands, left tens of thousands trapped, and hundreds missing, with no immediate relief in sight.

Simon Tay on ASEAN

A Chinese bank worker counts stacks of 100 yuan (14.75 USD) notes at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 4, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy China's invasion of the ASEAN markets is causing turmoil, says Asia Society Associate Fellow Simon Tay, author of the new book: Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.

US-Vietnam Naval Exercises: A Message to China

Two Vietnamese border-guard officers walk past a banner welcoming the port call by the US destroyer USS John S. McCain at Tien Sa port in the central costal city of Danang on August 10, 2010. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Chinese claims to South China Sea have been met with fierce resistance by a US-Vietnam alliance.

Burma/Myanmar Sets Election Date

Myanmar's junta chief Than Shwe reviews an honor guard from his car on Armed Forces Day in the administrative capital of Naypyidaw on March 27, 2009. (Hla Hla Htay/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Burma/Myanmar's ruling junta sets election date for November 7.