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Photo of the Day: Flood Washes Through China

Release of water from the sluice for flood prevention at the Three Gorges Dam.
Lifestyle Water rages during the year's biggest release of water from the sluice for flood prevention at the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, China's Hubei province on July 11, 2010.

The Sad State of Iraq's Modern Art Collection

Iraqi artist and administrator for 23 years of the of the Baghdad Art Centre, ex-Saddam Arts Centre, Lamia Jassm (L), explains the history of a bronze mold sculpture to visitors September 10, 2006. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts What is left of Saddam Hussein's showcase currently resides in three run-down galleries, which are closed off from the public. Many of the paintings and sculptures inside have been damaged from heat and improper storage. Many more have been lost or destroyed entirely.

Fallout from China Trade Deal

Business

"The debate in Taiwan continues to rage over the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed recently by China and Taiwan,” says Michael Kulma, Asia Society’s Director of Policy Initiatives, who has just returned from a trip to Taiwan.

New York City's Restaurant Week: Asian Style

(Megu Modern Japanese Cuisine)
Lifestyle In the mood for Asian cuisine? Check out our top picks for Restaurant Week in NYC.

Singapore's PM is upbeat about growth

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses Houston's business and civic leaders at the Hyatt Regency on July 12, 2010. (Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc.)
Policy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore gives an upbeat assessment of Asia's prospects for growth.

Taiwan's Big Brawl

A book is thrown at a group of legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party as they try to block their counterparts from occupying a podium at parliament in Taipei on July 8, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy A brawl broke out in Taipei's legislature on Thursday almost as soon as the session began. Scuffles erupted after lawmakers used books, garbage bins, and tea cups to attack one another.

Google and China Back in Business

The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in the wind in Beijing on Mar. 23, 2010. (Li Xin/AFP/Getty Images)
Business As of Friday, the Chinese government has renewed its license with Google, ending a tense stalemate over censorship.

BP and Bhopal Verdict: 'A Perfect Storm of Public Outrage'

(Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)
Business In her passionate op-ed on the similarities between the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bhopal verdict in India, Mira Kamdar articulates a sentiment that is growing increasingly popular in both countries.

Photo of the Day: Attacks on Shiite Pilgrims Continue in Iraq

Shiite Muslim pilgrims self-flagellate as they gather at Imam Musa al-Kadhim Mosque in Northern Baghdad July 7th.
Lifestyle

Shiite Muslim pilgrims self-flagellate as they gather at Imam Musa al-Kadhim Mosque in Northern Baghdad July 7th.

North Korea on the Brink?

North Korean schoolchildren as depicted in an official government video.
Policy Barbara Demick's latest dispatch from North Korea describes life after the disastrous 2009 currency devaluation.