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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.

Are Malaysian Youth Suffering From Lack of Sex Ed?

A young Malaysian woman watches contestants perform in Malaysia's reality TV competiton <i>Young Imam</i> in Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The issues of teenage pregnancy and baby dumping aren't unique to any one country. But solutions to these problems are especially difficult to come by in countries like Malaysia, where strict religious values conflict with sex education.

The Unlikely Journey of 'Mao's Last Dancer'

Former Houston Ballet star Li Cunxin discusses his journey from an impoverished childhood in China to the pinnacle of his artistic profession in Houston on Aug. 1, 2010. Li was in his former hometown to promote a new movie based on his bestselling memoir Mao’s Last Dancer. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
Arts

A new autobiography by Li Cunxin details his journey from a peasant family in China to the principle dancer with the Houston Ballet.

Frog Wedding to Combat Rain Shortage?

Bangladeshi villagers officiate a frog wedding in Sadullahpur district's Ramchandrapur village on August 10, 2010. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Officiating a frog wedding to summon monsoon rains.

Photo of the Day: A Comfort Woman

Multimedia

On August 10 Japan's government issued a fresh apology for the country's past colonial rule of the Korean peninsula after women's rights activists displayed a portrait of a "comfort woman," a woman pressed into sexual slavery by Japanese occupiers during WWII.

Tensions Escalate in Korean Peninsula

South Korean war veterans participate in a anti-North Korea rally in front of city hall on May 27, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.(Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Policy

The increasing tensions between North and South Korea are threatening the stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Growing Catastrophe in Pakistan

US Army Staff Sargeant Matthew Kingsbury (R) from Bravo Company 2/3 Aviation and Pakistani soldiers sit on the cargo bay ramp of a CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter while looking down at a flooded area while in flight over Swat Valley on August 10, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Pakistan comes to grips with its worst floods in living memory, the UN is set to launch an appeal to help victims.

Photo of the Day: Balinese Bull Race

Multimedia

A participant competes in a 'Makepung' or bull race with over 220 domestic water buffaloes in the town of Jembrana on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on August 8, 2010.

Asia Society Panel to Discuss the Future of Afghan Women

A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks on a street in Kabul on August 10, 2010. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

The Asia Society in Northern California will host a discussion on the challenges that women face in both Afghanistan and South Asia.