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Photo of the Day: Emerging from the Mist in Hong Kong

The Star Ferry sails out of the fog covering the Hong Kong Central skyline on April 21, 2013. (Cody Wms/Flickr)
Multimedia

The Star Ferry sails out of the fog covering the Hong Kong Central skyline on April 21, 2013. (Cody Wms/Flickr)

Interview: Nepali Director Deepak Rauniyar on 'Highway' and a Conscious Cinema

Arts

Deepak Rauniyar's debut feature — screening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City April 25 through May 1 — sets out a fresh new cinematic vision for Nepal.

Photo of the Day: Lush Green Steps in Vietnam

Deep green rice grass cover up staggering slops of a hill in Sinquyen, Vietnam on April 22, 1013. (Jeremy Weate/Flickr)
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Deep green rice grass cover up staggering slops of a hill in Sinquyen, Vietnam on April 22, 1013. (Jeremy Weate/Flickr)

Thai-Cambodia Territorial Spat Offers a Role for the World Court

The Preah Vihear temple in Cambodia (shown here in 2010) is the site of a long-running territorial dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. (theonlymikey/Flickr)
Policy

Thailand is reluctant to submit its territorial dispute with Cambodia to the International Court of Justice. But doing so, says John Ciorciari, "would would send a powerful signal about its commitment to international law."

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

Interview: Food Writer Michael Krondl Explores the Delicious Desserts of Kolkata

The classic golab jamun. (roland/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Food writer Michael Krondl shares what leads him to travel the world to see how different cultures embrace desserts — particularly in Kolkata, India.

Photo of the Day: Harvesting Season in The Philippines

Farmers work in a field full of golden crops in San Joaquin, Philippines on April 1, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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Farmers work in a field full of golden crops in San Joaquin, Philippines on April 1, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

Photos: Across Asia, Portraits Encompass Hard Lives and Childlike Wonder

A friendly Vietnamese boy stops his bicycle in Cao Lahn, Vietnam to offer a smile and a peace sign on February 22, 2010. (Nancy A. Scherl)
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From India to Vietnam, photographer Nancy A. Scherl documents the human experience in portraits of people she meets in her travels.

Kong Nay in Concert: You Read About It in the New York Times, Watch It Here

Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) player Kong Nay performs at Asia Society New York on April 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Multimedia

The Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) master's performance at Asia Society New York — now available in full — gets a shout out from the New York Times.

Photo of the Day: Painted Fury in Singapore

A vibrantly painted sculpture conveys a sense of anger in Haw Par Villa, Singapore on April 21, 2013. (sarahstarkweather/Flickr)
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A vibrantly painted sculpture conveys a sense of anger in Haw Par Villa, Singapore on April 21, 2013. (sarahstarkweather/Flickr)