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North Korean World Cup Team Reprimanded for Losses

The North Korea team after defeat and elimination from the tournament during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group G match between North Korea and Ivory Coast on June 25, 2010. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Lifestyle For the North Korean team, losing all three games in South Africa resulted in a formal reprimand from the government.

Cool Down with Asian-Inspired Summer Drinks

Thai Iced Tea (<a href=Alexander Koste/Flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/thaiicedtea.jpg">
Food & Recipes

By Lea McLellan

WikiLeaks and Afghanistan: The Fallout Continues

US soldiers patrol in the Dand district of Kandahar Province on July 26, 2010, a day after leaked documents laid bare the civilian toll of the US-led war. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The United States war effort in Afghanistan was roiled over the weekend by the WikiLeaks release of 75,000 official military documents pertaining to the war, which add up to a far more dire portrait than the Obama and Bush administrations had ever made public.

Photo of the Day: Stamp for Sale

A 1897 Chinese red revenue stamp with an estimated value of $1.28 million
Lifestyle A 1897 Chinese red revenue stamp with an estimated value of $1.28 million, in Hong Kong on July 27, 2010.

Who Needs a Mini Fridge Anyway, Right?

The capsules at Green Plaza Shinjuku. (Eric So)
Lifestyle Tokyo takes economy lodging to the ultimate level with "capsule hotels."

Khmer Rouge Sentence Not Enough for Cambodians

Khmer Rouge survivors watch the courtroom proceedings as the verdict is being announced at a screening outside the courthouse July 26, 2010 in Phnom Penh province. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images).
Policy Kang Kek Ieu, better known as Comrade Duch, is the first Khmer Rouge official to be held accountable for his crimes against humanity by a U.N. backed tribunal.

General Kayani Stays

Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)
Policy In a timely though perhaps surprising move, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on July 23 the extension of army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term for another three years.

Power of Language

Lifestyle

The New York Times carried two interesting articles on language in Asia over the past few days.

Why We're Jealous of Everyone Going to Fuji Rock Festival

(hitthatswitch/Flickr)
Lifestyle The Fuji Rock Festival has a reputation for being the biggest, craziest, and generally most awesome three days of music in Japan.

Photo of the Day: On the Runway in Delhi

Models present creations by Indian designer Manav Gangwani
Lifestyle Models present creations by Indian designer Manav Gangwani during the Pearls Infrastructure Delhi Couture Week 2010 in New Delhi on July 22, 2010.