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North Korea Lashes Out on YouTube and Twitter

Policy North Korea decides to use youtube and twitter as platforms for propaganda.

Photo of the Day: Youth Olympics 2010

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Competitors jump the water during the Girls 2000m Steeplechase on day four of the Youth Olympics at Bishan Stadium on August 18, 2010 in Singapore.

Pakistan Flood Response Event at Asia Society

A boy rests at a new camp that opened on Aug. 14, 2010 for flood victims in Sukkur, Pakistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Lifestyle International figures gather at the Asia Society in New York for a discussion on solutions following the devastating floods in Pakistan.

Water: Asia's Next Challenge

Indian residents of Kusum Pahari slum in New Delhi filll water buckets during a daily delivery from a municipal water board tanker. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
Policy With projections of 75 per cent of the world struggling for water by 2050, and Asia's booming population, the next big challenge for Asia is the supply of fresh water.

Photo of the Day: Snakes on a Face

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An Indian snake charmer poses with what he claims to be a "Chandrabor" (Russell's viper) snake at a snake fair at Khadaitala, a town near Kolkata on August 17, 2010.

China Takes Japan's Place as World's Second Largest Economy

China's 100 yuan, or renminbi, notes, the largest denomination in Chinese currency. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

China has taken Japan's place as the world's second largest economy behind the United States.

South Asian Superbug Claims First Life

Warning signs alert staff and visitors to wash their hands at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Lifestyle A Belgian man became the first person to die from what is being called the South Asian "superbug," a doctor reported this past Friday, the 13th.

William Dalrymple on 'The Muslims in the Middle'

Historian and journalist William Dalrymple reads from his 2010 book <i>Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India</i>.
Lifestyle Historian William Dalrymple contributes an opinion piece, "The Muslims in the Middle," to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, detailing the rise of Sufism, a deeply rooted resistance movement against violent Islamic radicalism.

Five Ways to Get Replenished in Ramadan

(Photo by ulterior epicure/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

By Rafaya Sufi

Fasting this Ramadan? Or have friends who are? Follow these few key guidelines to eating well and staying healthy during Ramadan.

Since its foundation, Ramadan is celebrated with vigor amongst Muslim communities. A typical day of fasting consists of consuming an overnight breakfast at dawn, restricting any food and drink till sunset. Muslims may continue to eat and drink after the sun has set till the next morning's fajr prayer at dawn.

Photo of the Day: China's Stock Index

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Chinese investors monitor screens showing stock indexes at a trading house in Shanghai on August 13, 2010.