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Sri Lanka's Growing Authoritarianism

Sri Lankan lawyers carry a makeshift coffin during a protest in Colombo on September 7, 2010 against a draft bill of the constitution that is being rushed through parliament on an urgent basis. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Thousands of Sri Lankans are joining demonstrations against a controversial new amendment to the constitution, which would abolish limits on the number of presidential terms and increase the president's powers.

Photo of the Day: Nepalese Teen World's Smallest Teenager

Nepal's Khagendra Thapa Magar, the world's smallest teenager at 22 inches tall.
Lifestyle

Nepal's Khagendra Thapa Magar, the world's smallest teenager at 22 inches tall, visits Ripley's Believe It or Not on September 7, 2010 in New York City.

Australia Has a New Government, Finally

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (L) laughs beside Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott (R) after she finally secured enough independents to form the new government at Parliament House in Canberra on September 7, 2010. (Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy The incumbent Labor Party—under the nation's first-ever female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard—is forming a minority government.

Photo of the Day: Zombies in Tokyo

Movie fans wearing zombie printed T-shirts over their heads in Tokyo
Lifestyle Movie fans wearing zombie printed T-shirts over their heads take part in a rehearsal for the world premiere of the Hollywood film 'Resident Evil: Afterlife', being released in Japan as 'Biohazard IV: Afterlife' in Tokyo on September 2, 2010.

Burger King Goes Green and Drops Indonesian Palm Oil Giant

This photograph taken during a media trip organized by Sinar Mas on August 2, 2010 show a clearing burned by farmers according to area personnel near a peat land area at the vast palm oil concession of PT SMART, the palm oil unit of Sinar Mas on Borneo island. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Business Burger King has joined a list of big corporations by dropping Indonesian palm oil producing giant Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology (SMART).

Japanese Gamers Take Their Virtual Girlfriends Vacationing

In a composite of photos taken on Aug. 21, 2010 a man (C) in Atami poses next to a tiny B & W panel that becomes an animated image of a girl when the image is processed through an iPhone application (R). (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The town of Atami, formerly an abandoned seaside resort, has partnered with Konami's Love Plus to turn itself into a destination for Love Plus users looking to take their virtual "girlfriends" on a romantic holiday in the real world.

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.