Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda was chosen leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan on Monday. That all but ensures his selection as Japan's next prime minister. Hiro Komae/AP hide caption

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In Japan, Next Prime Minister Faces Many Skeptics

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Indian Officials, Anti-Graft Crusader End Deadlock

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After 15 Months In Office Japan's Leader Steps Down

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Russian Rocket Fails En Route To Space Station

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Most of Kesennuma's large fishing boats either survived the tsunami or have been repaired. But many do not move from the dock, because most of the city's fish-processing factories still lie in ruins. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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After Quake, Japanese Fishing Port Remains At Risk

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Women and children fill the waiting room of the Umrana Mumtaz Healthcare Trust Hospital in northwest Pakistan. The private medical clinic is leveraging technology and the Internet to serve tens of thousands of patients a year who otherwise would have little or no medical care. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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In Rural Pakistan, A Rare Hospital Geared For Women

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Biden Goes To China To Repair Relations

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A dirt road passes through remote Sekendal village in Indonesia's western Borneo. Some 60 percent of the island's forests have been cut down, and only 8 percent of the islands virgin forests remain, mostly in national parks. Andrew Limbong /for NPR hide caption

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A Battle Is Under Way For The Forests Of Borneo

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A boy rides a bike past the house of kidnapped American development expert Warren Weinstein in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Kidnapped American's Fate Still A Mystery

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Boston-based NGO All Hands is restoring water-damaged photos recovered from Japan's tsunami using scanners and a host of professional photo re-touchers around the world. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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In Japan, Restoring Photos For Tsunami Victims

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Activist Fasts To Fight Indian Corruption

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Brawl Breaks Out During U.S., China Basketball Game

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Chinese VP Meets With Biden

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Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands, suffered its first bank robbery last week. The resort island, home to some 2,000 people, is famous for its pristine beaches and a large lagoon. Christina Almeida/AP hide caption

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