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Photo of the Day: Hanging Origami for Peace in Manila

An artist hangs origami before International Day of Peace celebrations at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, east of Manila on September 21, 2010.
Lifestyle

An artist hangs origami before International Day of Peace celebrations at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, east of Manila on September 21, 2010.

Got a Grassy Field and Nothing To Do? How About a Game of Kabaddi?

An Indian kabbadi player (L) is brought to the ground during the 2008 Sri Guru Gobind Singh Kabaddi Series in Gopalpur Majwind village, some 25 kms from Amritsar on November 9, 2008. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Originally from South Asia, the game has been around for over 4,000 years, and requires the physical strength of an NFL linebacker and the mental strength of a yogi. The result is chaotic, as many first-time spectators will confess, unlike any sport they've seen before.

Discuss: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

Rice farming. (IRRI)
Policy As world leaders gather at the UN this week to discuss what needs to be done to meet the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Asia Society is releasing an action plan for reducing hunger and poverty in Asia and beyond.

Corruption in Afghan Elections Continues

Workers unload ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission warehouse September 20, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Voter turnout was light in many parts of the country with at least 12 people killed, some polling stations attacked and some never opened. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has canceled a trip to the UN General Assembly in New York in order to monitor the outcome of parliamentary polls at home.

Tough Questions for Sri Lanka During UNGA

A Sri Lankan vendor displays daily newspapers in Colombo on September 9, 2010. President Mahinda Rajapakse, 64, secured the required two-thirds majority with 161 votes in the 225-member parliament, state television announced. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

With the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, Sri Lanka's President Mahinada Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris are likely to face tough questions about the country's political reconciliation after decades of brutal civil war.

Photo of the Day: Victory, Sweet Victory!

Iran's Vali Nourmohammadi lies on the court after his team's victory against India at their finals match in the third Asian Central Zone Volleyball Championship in Kolkata.
Lifestyle

Iran's Vali Nourmohammadi lies on the court after his team's victory against India at their finals match in the third Asian Central Zone Volleyball Championship in Kolkata.

In a Glitzy City, Gruesome Conditions

Mr Kong (R) a cage dweller sits in a cage on June 20, 2007 in Hong Kong, China. The poorest of Hong Kong's citizens live in cage homes, steel mesh box constructions, stacked on top of each other. (MN Chan/Getty Images)
Lifestyle In a glitzy city like Hong Kong, where 18 of the world's billionaires reside, with more Louis Vuitton stores than Paris and London, and a higher GDP per capita than Switzerland, over 100,000 residents live in cages.

Photo of the Day: India's Fashion Week

 A model showcases a creation by India designers Pragya and Megha on the first day of Lakme Fashion Week
Lifestyle

A model showcases a creation by India designers Pragya and Megha on the first day of Lakme Fashion Week.

A School for Pregnant Malaysian Teens Opens in Malacca

A freshly painted sign-board reads 'School of hope and house of hope' in front of a newly established school for pregnant teenagers in Jasin town, some 33 kilometers away from Malaysia's port city Malacca, on September 17, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

In attempt to curb the rising numbers of abandoned infants in mostly-Muslim Malaysia, a school dedicated to educate pregnant teens has opened under the name of "Sekolah Harapan, Rumah Harapan," or "School of Hope, House of Hope," a first of its kind in the country.

Photo of the Day: Laughter Amid the Ruins

Young Afghan boys run on a hill-top past ruins in the old city of Kabul on September 16, 2010.
Lifestyle

Young Afghan boys run on a hill-top past ruins in the old city of Kabul on September 16, 2010.