Samoa says goodbye to Friday


Traveling through space and time this week, Samoans will skip Friday, pushing the international dateline east, and joining Australia and New Zealand’s time zones.

Twin polar bear cubs to debut in China (VIDEO)


China: Overdue for a people’s revolt?


Top 5 worst natural disasters of 2011

India fails to pass anti-corruption law


New studies show role of caste and creed in Indian inequality

Statistics present more complex picture of inequality and poverty

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India’s market is in the tank. Should you double down?

The stats on industrial output, growth and foreign investment are scary

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A Kim Jong-Il impersonator mourns


Kim Jong-Il doppelganger feels “as if a part of me died”

George Soros to spread his wealth in Burma?


Billionaire philanthropist now touring oppressed nation, soon to meet Aung San Suu Kyi

N Korea tells ‘foolish politicians’ to expect no change under Kim Jong Un


A day after ending an official period of mourning for Kim Jong Il, North Korea today warned “foolish politicians around the world” not to expect any policy changes.