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The Ascent Of Afghan Women

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In The Shame In Venice 2, Kenyan artist Michael Soi protests the makeup of his country's pavilion at the Biennale. Courtesy of Michael Soi hide caption

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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

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Shilpi, a cousin of Bangladeshi blogger Washiqur Rahman, is seen outside a morgue at the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. The blogger was hacked to death Monday morning by three men in the capital, police said. A.M. Ahad/AP hide caption

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A couple enjoys the view of Singapore's financial center. Conservatives saw Singapore as a free-market success story, but Lee Kuan Yew's government played a big role in the economy. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

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Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha attending the East Asia summit plenary session at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, in November. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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A 3,000-ton cargo ship at Thajeen Port in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, 15 days after it set sail from Benjina, Indonesia. The company that owns the ship said it is not involved with the fishermen. "We only carry the shipment and we are hired, in general, by clients," said owner Panya Luangsomboon. "We're separated from the fishing boats." Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

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Charles and his bride Xiao Fang met through a social media app where they connected by shaking their smartphones at the same time. NPR's Frank Langfitt met Charles in Shanghai and drove him 500 miles to his family's home in central China for the wedding. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Modern Love in China: Shaking Your Smartphone To Find Your Soul Mate

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2 Brothers In Rural China Beat The Odds; Practice Law In Shanghai

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Chinese women holding toy guns dance to a revolutionary song during their daily exercises at a square outside a shopping mall in Beijing. The Chinese government is beginning to regulate public square-dancing, after the practice drew complaints about noise. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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500 Mile Free Ride Beats Crowded Train Over China's New Year

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Rachel Ahn, who goes by "Aebong-ee," is among the top 100 most-watched mukbang stars in South Korea. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

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