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Pakistan Paralyzed

A boy who gave his name as Jeeshan stands outside his tent in a camp set up by the Pakistani army inside a college on the outskirts of Nowshera on August 2, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ongoing torrential rains have caused northwest Pakistan to drown.

Do China's Surveillance Systems Cross the Line?

Policy

China is using over seven million surveillance cameras to monitor streets, businesses, hotels, schools, and even religious sites.

Photo of the Day: Afghan Harvest

Bamiyan stands in a valleyon the former Silk Road.
Lifestyle

Bamiyan stands in a valley stretching 100 km. through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond.

Thailand's Capital Still Under Emergency Rule

Red shirt protestors use a sling shot to launch a firecracker at Thai security forces from inside their encampment on May 13, 2010 in Bangkok. (Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
Policy Not only has the government had to deal with an insurgency on its southern border, but the violent political clashes in Bangkok between protestors and government troops resulted in over 80 deaths and left 1,500 people wounded.

Nepal's Tiger Population on the Rise

Lifestyle A joint study revealed that the number of tigers in Nepal has jumped from 121 to 155 in a single year.

'The Story of Tsoe': The Illegal Slaughter of Tibetan Antelopes

Lifestyle

The thick, fine undercoat that allows the Tibetan Antelope, or "Tsoe," to survive winter temperatures of negative 45 degrees Fahrenheit, may ultimately cause the species' extinction.

DIY Bubble Tea

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Food & Recipes

By Lea McLellan

Pakistan's (Literally) Forbidden Fruit

A Pakistani fruit vendor sells mangoes in in Islamabad on July 4, 2009. Pakistan is the 5th-largest producer and 3rd-largest exporter of mangoes in the world. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Pakistani mangoes are banned in the US because of Department of Agriculture regulations regarding pest management at the orchard and postharvest level.

Photo of the Day: Cosplay Hunk

Cosplay in Shanghai
Lifestyle A contestant wearing a cosplay outfit arranges his wig during the 8th Annual China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, in Shanghai.

Malaysian Reality TV Show Updates Islam

Contestants gather on the set of
Arts In Malaysia, a new reality show called "Imam Muda" or "Young Leader" is taking reality television in a much holier direction.