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Photo of the Day: Ang Lee Wins His Second Oscar for Best Director

Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

In 2013, Literature Festival Provides 'Healing Touch' for Troubled Karachi

In 2013, the Karachi Literature Festival grew to three days' worth of events and attracted approximately 15,000 attendees. (Annie Ali Khan)
Arts

A festival devoted to reading and writing becomes a political statement in a city where bomb blasts, like thunderstorms, have become part of the natural order.

Video: Lil Buck Dances From Memphis to China to Stephen Colbert

Charles
Lifestyle

Watch a variety of videos featuring Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, who traveled to China in 2011 with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and recently appeared on The Colbert Report.

Photo of the Day: Reflection in the Water in Japan

Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. (
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Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. ("masa/Flickr)

'Unprecedented' Conversation Yields Proposals for US-Iran Negotiations

L to R: David Ignatius, Amb. Mohammad Khazaee, and Amb. Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Feb. 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss breaking the nuclear impasse and the future of U.S.-Iran relations.

Photo of the Day: Enveloped in Shades of Blue in Thailand

A long tail boat sits anchored at Maya Beach, Thailand on February 20, 2013. (efkarmanine/Flickr)
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A long tail boat sits anchored at Maya Beach, Thailand on February 20, 2013. (efkarmanine/Flickr)

Video: Mohammad Khazaee, Thomas Pickering Discuss Future of US-Iran Relations

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee (L) and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering at Asia Society in New York on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

Iran's highest-ranking official in the United States, Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss Iran’s nuclear program, Syria, Afghanistan, and the future of U.S.-Iran relations at Asia Society in New York.

On Feb. 21, Bangladeshis Have Good Cause to Celebrate Int'l Mother Language Day

A Bangladeshi art student paints on a wall in front of the Shahid Minar in preparation for Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day in Dhaka on Feb. 20, 2012. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

This Thursday, a nationwide celebration for Bangladesh takes on worldwide significance in the struggle to preserve native languages.

Photo of the Day: A Holy Queue in Myanmar

Monks of Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery stand in line in Bago, Myanmar on February 19, 2013. (hans a rosbach/Flickr)
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Monks of Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery stand in line in Bago, Myanmar on February 19, 2013. (hans a rosbach/Flickr)

'Amazing' Interactive Map Shows China is Only One Part of Apple Supply Chain

Business

Produced by Asia Society's ChinaFile website, the map allows readers to view the global scope of Apple's suppliers in "a more tangible, real way."