October 18, 2012 Despite poverty and poor sanitation, the world's second-most populous country is eradicating polio, which has afflicted India for millennia. Health officials hope India's successful war plan against polio will serve as inspiration for its archrival, Pakistan, in its own fight against the disease.
October 18, 2012 Gathering voters to watch a presidential debate and then evaluate it is a long tradition in American journalism. So, I got to thinking: What would happen if I invited a bunch of interested foreigners — all of them Chinese citizens — to watch the presidential debate from my Shanghai office?
October 18, 2012 Photographer Go Takayama has beautifully captured a region that, at least historically, has not been easy to access. That could soon change, though, with the construction of new roads and cities. He has spent the past two years with traditional Kyrgyz nomads on the cusp of change.
October 17, 2012 Polio is deadly, but so is what's required to stamp it out once and for all in Pakistan: facing down Islamist extremists. The virus thrives in Pakistan's lawless — and largely inaccessible — tribal regions. To stop polio's spread, health workers must be courageous, clever and relentless.
October 17, 2012 Tens of thousands of Cambodians gathered in Phnom Penh today to watch as the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk returned to the nation he dominated for more than half a century. He will lie in state for three months. Sihanouk died Monday in China.
October 15, 2012 For more than half a century, former King Norodom Sihanouk dominated his country's politics, from French colonial rule to independence. He is also known for his unsuccessful efforts to keep Cambodia out of the Vietnam War and his alliance with the Khmer Rouge. "The King Father," who thought of himself more as an artist than as a politician, died Monday at age 89.