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Facebook hoping to friend 1.3B Chinese

Facebook's founder is studying Chinese, hoping he'll be able to learn how to make his country a success in China

Photo of the Day: CWG Corruption Questioned

Multimedia

Motorcyclists drive past graffiti sprayed walls protesting against alleged corruption in the recently held 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 18, 2010.

Pakistani Artist Takes Paris with 'Perpetual Paradox'

Rashid Rana, <i>Red Carpet 1</i>, 2007. Edition 1/5; C-print + DIASEC H. 95 x W. 135 in. (241.3 x 317.5 cm). Collection of Pallak Seth. Image courtesy of Gallery Chemould and Chattertjee & Lal Mumbai.
Arts

Rashid Rana has just been profiled in the International Herald Tribune for his first solo show in France at the Musée Guimet.

A Steep Decline in International Student Enrollment in Australia

Melbourne University (Photo by Geoff Penaluna/Flickr)
Education

Australia, a nation where people from 140 countries live side-by-side, is contradicting its image as a melting pot.

Photo of the Day: On Top of the World

Multimedia

An ultra light aircraft flies against the backdrop of the the Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Machhapuchre that has a height of 6993 metres, in the popular destination of Pokhara, some of 200 kms west of Kathmandu on October 14, 2010.

Questioning Racial Identity in a New Zealand Beauty Pageant

Jacinta Lal gives a speech at Miss IndiaNZ beauty pageant upon winning the coveted title.
Lifestyle

What does it mean to look Indian?

The World's Biggest Movie Star is a Man You Don't Know...Yet

Fans tie a sweet lemon garland onto a cut out of Tamil film actor Rajinikanth on the release of his latest film, <i>Endhiran</i> (<i>Robot</i>), in Chennai on October 1, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Meet Rajnikanth, the toughest man in Tamil Nadu.

Indian Billionaire Builds World's Most Expensive Home

Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani (L) poses with his wife Neeta Ambani at an awards ceremony in Mumbai on March 10, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Mukesh Ambani has built a 27-story state-of-the-art residence in the heart of Mumbai worth $1 billion, despite the Prime Minister's call for "moderation".

Photo of the Day: Commonwealth Games Come to a Fiery End

Multimedia

Indian dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games at Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

A Dangerous Disconnect in US-Pakistan Relations

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in front of burning NATO supplies oil tankers following a gunmen attack in Quetta on October 6, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Suspicion and mistrust on both sides.