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Villagers, displaced from their homes by flooding, hold empty containers as they queue for soup and relief rations on August 25, 2010 in the Sultan Colony Army flood relief camp near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Pakistan's Growing Pains

Pakistan's problems are not just limited to flood relief at the moment. more
A poster urging Afghans to vote in upcoming elections is stuck to a wall in Kandahar province's Arghandab Valley on August 11, 2010. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

Hopes for Afghan Election Reform

With Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections, the government will be watched closely for signs of reform. more
Philippine policemen take cover as they start their assault on the tourist bus full of Hong Kong tourists after an ex-policeman hijacked the bus in Manila on August 23, 2010. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Outrage Over Manila Bus Massacre

Disgruntled ex-police inspector hijacked tourist bus in Manila, leaving eight (including himself) dead. more
Former President Jimmy Carter smiles at the crowd during his 28th annual town hall meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on September 16, 2009.

Jimmy Carter Travels to North Korea to Free American Prisoner

Former President Jimmy Carter will leave today for North Korea in hopes of freeing an American man imprisoned in a North Korean jail. more
Cars drive through thick smog in Beijing on Sept. 21, 2008, the first day of no traffic restrictions that had limited motorists during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

China Plans to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

Beijing plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years in developing electric and hybrid vehicles. more
Kashmiri Muslim women shout slogans during the funeral procession of 19-year old Syed Farrukh Bukhari in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, on August 11, 2010. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)

Kashmir's Desperate Housewives

Women in Indian-administered Kashmir are risking their lives by protesting police, shouting slogans of freedom from India. more
A combination photo shows Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (L) and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. (Getty Images)

Australian Election Cliffhanger

In a few hours the voters of Australia will decide their next government and leader. And, according to opinion polls, it could be a cliffhanger. more
L to R: USAID's Dr. Rajiv Shah, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. (Else Ruiz/Asia Society)

A Mobile Appeal for Pakistan's Flood Victims

Foreign dignitaries, philanthropists, and political figures alike appealed for aid for Pakistan's devastating floods. more