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Photo of the Day: Indian Barber Shop in Singapore

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Men receive shaves in old barbershop in Little India, Singapore on March 25, 2011. (Rahul Sagar /Flickr)

Climate Change, Maids and Refugees: Asian Migration in 2011

Migrant construction workers outside of Bangkok, Thailand. (Flickr/Ronn aka
Policy

In the Asia-Pacific region, large-scale migration continues to be an upwardly trending phenomenon and, sadly, migrant vulnerability and exploitation is glaringly apparent, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Lanterns in Pakistan

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Activists from the ruling Pakistan's Peoples Party air lanterns on the fourth anniversary of slain former Premier Benazir Bhutto's death in Islamabad on December 27, 2011.

2011: The Year of Social Media in Pakistan

A Pakistani man browses the internet in a net cafe in Karachi on May 31, 2010. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Social media has been the single most important platform for the silent Pakistani majority to share its rejection of terrorism, writes Ayesha Haroon.

Moon: New Actors and New Demands for North Korea

Propaganda art in the Pyongyang Metro in North Korea, photographed in August 2011. (Flickr/Joseph Ferris III)
Policy

Kim Jong Il’s death dealt a blow to the North Korean regime and people. A smooth political transition that places Kim Jong Un, the “Great Successor,” at the helm and consolidates social and political order are Pyongyang’s pressing priorities. No one knows what kind of “order” may ensue.

2012: 5 Asia Finance Trends to Watch For

China will continue to take steps to ultimately make the yuan, pictured, a convertible currency. (Flickr/David Dennis)
Business

Credit is tightening, economic growth is moderating, and property prices are finally falling, yet Asia remains one of the few true growth regions of the world, writes Sheridan Prasso.

Photo of the Day: Kyrgyz Horse Cab

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A man rides in a horse cab at the central Ala-Too square decorated to mark the upcoming New Year holiday in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on December 27, 2011. New Year, which was the biggest informal holiday of the year in the former Soviet Union, is also very popular in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan.

2012: Watch Out For the Chinese Bachelors

Will a severe gender imbalance leave these Chinese boys bride-less? (Flickr/tuppaware_001)
Lifestyle A severe gender imbalance will leave 40 million Chinese men without a bride, writes Alexandra Harney.

2011: In Thailand, the Pardon That Wasn't

Toys in the form of exiled former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on sale in Bangkok. (Flickr/Pittaya Sroilong)
Policy Whatever you think of Thaksin Shinawatra, his refusal to return to Thailand has been destabilizing for the country, writes Duncan McCargo.

Photo of the Day: Elephant Race

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Nepalese mahouts guide their elephants with grass across the Rapati river before the eighth International Elephant Race at Sauraha in Chitwan on December 27, 2011. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)