Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.
An Indian voter holds her identity card while in a queue at a polling station in Thakurganj village in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010.
Mumbai University bans Rohinton Mistry's book "Such a Long Journey" after Shiv Sena members predictably protest against its "derogatory" references to them.
His return to power is far from assured, but one thing former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may have going for him are his many friends...on Facebook.
Suspicion and mistrust on both sides.
An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.
Nobel Prize award to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo a "very bitter pill to swallow" for Beijing.
The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort.
Much to China's chagrin, jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena.
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