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A 'Hoppy' New Year For Hong Kong Stocks?

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Pakistani police escorted the U.S. consular official, identified by local authorities as Raymond Davis, into court in the city of Lahore on Friday. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Blood stained the street in Lahore, Pakistan, where police say an American shot and killed two armed men Thursday. K.M.Chaudary/AP hide caption

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People look at blood stains on the road in Lahore, Pakistan, today (Jan. 27, 2011), where an American shot and killed two Pakistanis. K.M.Chaudary/AP hide caption

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In Contrast To The U.S., India Economy Thrives

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Students at Delhi University prepare for a demonstration in support of Binayak Sen, who faces life in prison. Courtesy of Diana Derby hide caption

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Indian High Court To Consider Jailed Activist's Case

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Internet Helps To Hold Chinese Accountable

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Vehicles sit in a traffic jam during a weekday rush hour earlier this month in Beijing, which has been ranked among the world's most gridlocked cities. Beijing authorities' latest effort to cut the number of vehicles on the roads — a license plate lottery — has been met with criticism from auto dealers and some residents. Larry Downing/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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License Plate Lottery Meant To Curb Beijing Traffic

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A woman pushes her luggage past an array of flowers laid out a day after the deadly explosion at Domodedovo Airport near Moscow as people wait in line for a security check. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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Energy Shortage Leaves South Koreans Cold

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Emergency personnel tend to a man wounded in the explosion Monday at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Ajoka Theater founder Madeeha Guahar on stage following a performance in Islamabad of a play about blasphemy. In the antisecular atmosphere following the Punjab governor's assassination, the staging of the play is a rare example of secular society standing up against the intimidation of religious extremists. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Extremist Intimidation Chills Pakistan Secular Society

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A street child looks out from his classroom during studies conducted by the Salaam Baalak Trust at the New Delhi railway station in September 2004. Salaam Baalak Trust is an Indian charity for homeless children. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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A Strange Tourist Attraction: India's Street Kids

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