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Photo of the Day: A Little Lord Krishna Yawns

A young Lord Krishna yawns
Lifestyle An Indian pupil dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna yawns as he awaits his turn during a fancy dress competition to celebrate "Gokul-Ashtami/Janmashtami," the birth of Lord Krishna

Pakistan's Deadly Floods

Policy

Hassan Abbas speaks to Bloomberg about the recent flooding in Pakistan.

Reasons Behind Kim Jong-il's Recent China Visit

In this frame grab made off undated North Korea's Korean Central Television (KCTV) footage aired on October 11, 2008 North Korean leader Kim Jong Il claps as he inspects a female military unit in North Korea. (Korean Central Television/Yonhap via Getty Images)
Policy Kim Jong-il visits China, again.

An Emerging Economic Divide

Simon Tay, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow and author of Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.
Policy

The interdependent nature of the US and Asian markets is the subject of Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Simon Tay's new book Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.

Pakistani Cricket's Dirty Deal

Pakistani cricket fans pose with a donkey as they shout slogans against national cricket team players involved in a match fixing scandal during a protest in Lahore on August 30, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Pakistan's cricketing scandal has taken the international sport by storm as being one of the most sensational to date.

Photo of the Day: Pakistani Cricketers Caught Amid Match-Fixing Probe

Multimedia

Pakistan selector Shafqat Rana (R) talks to Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed as he reads a newspaper with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal (L) during day four of the fourth Test match between England and Pakistan at Lord's on August 29, 2010 in London, England. (Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Is Japan Failing to Capitalize on its 'Coolness?'

Male waiters, wearing women's clothes, pose for photographs at New Type cafe on February 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Business An editorial in the Daily Yomiuri titled, "Time to capitalize on 'Cool Japan' boom" criticizes the Japanese government's failure to turn Japan's popularity overseas into economic growth.

The World Doesn't Care About Pakistan? This Guy Does.

Multimedia

The latest viral video on YouTube visits Pakistan's latest flood disaster, a song created in response to an article published in ForeignPolicy.com.

Education Secretary Highlights Asia Society Work

Minnijean Brown Trickey (left), one of the
Education

US Secretary of Education message for teachers: our nation's future prosperity depends on you.

Video: What Yoga Can Do for You

Lifestyle

The blogosphere is agog this week over a YouTube video documenting the traditional Indian form of gymnastics—make that extreme gymnastics—known as Mallakhamb.