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Weekly Rewind: A Stolen iPhone 'Bromance,' the Sea Women of South Korea, and Dhaka's Transgender Crime Fighter

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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best writing and multimedia on Asia from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Photo of the Day: Plodding Through the Mud in Cambodia

Two buffalos tread through a wet marshland in Cambodia, on March 24, 2015. (bwaters23/Flickr)
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Two buffalos tread through a wet marshland in Cambodia, on March 24, 2015. (bwaters23/Flickr)

#TBT: UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Onstage at Asia Society

UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (R) speaks with Asia Society President Nicholas Platt at a President's Forum in New York in 1993. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Then-UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali speaks at Asia Society in 1993.

Watch Kevin Rudd's TED Talk: How China and the US Can Achieve a 'Dream for All'

Kevin Rudd speaks at TED2015, “Truth and Dare,” Session 1, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada, on March 16, 2015. (Bret Hartman/TED)
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Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, opened the TED2015 conference on March 16 with a talk about the future of U.S.-China relations.

Photo of the Day: Hypnotic Curves in Singapore

Concentric lines of a massive building create hypnotic patterns in Singapore on March 12, 2015. (Jiew Peng Lim/Flickr)
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Concentric lines of a massive building create hypnotic patterns in Singapore on March 12, 2015. (Jiew Peng Lim/Flickr)

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.

Evan Osnos Profiles China's 'Most Powerful Authoritarian Leader Since Mao'

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a toast during the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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A profile in this week's New Yorker depicts how Xi Jinping sprang from a revolutionary pedigree and went from a series of unremarkable government posts to becoming a bold hardline president.

Photo of the Day: Sparks Fly in India

A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.

Video: Blaine Harden Discusses Retractions by North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Shin Dong-hyuk

North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk (R) and author Blaine Harden (L) meet with former President George W. Bush in 2013. (Flickr/Freddy Ford)
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The author of Escape from Camp 14 addresses recent revelations that the North Korean defector depicted in his book lied about some details of his story.