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A clapperboard is held at the start of the opening ceremony of the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival at the Ponghwa Art Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. 17, 2014.

International Film Festival Opens in Pyongyang

North Korea's culture minister said the aim of the festival was to help 'social progress' More


Mood Tense Ahead of Scotland Independence Vote

As race to persuade undecided voters continues, No voters say they believe life in Scotland will slowly improve and do not want to take a risk by endorsing independence More

India's President Pranab Mukherjee (L) shakes hands with his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang before their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Sept. 15, 2014.

India Tightens Vietnam Defense, Oil Ties Ahead of Chinese President's Visit

India's new accords with one of China's rivals for influence in S. China Sea, a reminder of geostrategic jostling that is becoming an increasing feature in Asia More

FILE - Policemen (center row) keep watch as inmates wait before being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi.

Human Rights Watch Presses for Police Reform in Vietnam

Rights group cites dozens of cases where prisoners have been beaten and tortured, and even died, while in police detention More

A Fine "Sky Blue" "Jun" Bowl Song / Jin Dyasty from Sotheby's auction catalog, New York, Sept. 16, 2014.

Rare Ceramics, Chinese, Indian Paintings Highlight NY Asian Art Week

Sales that begin Tuesday at Christie's and Sotheby's are a key driver in global art market, will feature works of art from throughout Asia More

The latest images from Syria

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  • Men check a damaged vehicle as a Free Syrian Army fighter, carrying his weapon, walks by in the besieged area of Homs, Syria, May 27, 2013.
  • The inside of a damaged mosque in Dahra Abd Rabbo village, Aleppo, May 27, 2013.
  • U.S. Senator John McCain meets with U.S. troops in southern Turkey, May 27, 2013.  During the trip he made a visit to meet with rebels in Syria.  This picture was released on his Twitter account.
  • Syrians participate in the funeral prayer for Youssef Ghazi al-Sarmani, who was killed in fighting between rebel and government forces, May 27. The logo in red reads "Talbiseh".
  • A boy makes pastry at a shop in Darkush town, Idlib province, May 26, 2013.
  • A group of men smuggle diesel fuel from Syria to Turkey hoping to sell it at a higher price, across the Al-Assi River in Idlib, May 26, 2013.
  • Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad during clashes against Syrian rebels in Aleppo, May 26, 2013.
  • Supporters and relatives of Hezbollah members attend the funeral of a Hezbollah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict. The funeral took place in the Ouzai district in Beirut, May 26, 2013.
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds pigeons in Homs, May 26, 2013.
  • Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad take their position during a clashes against rebels, Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013. (SANA).

Singapore Bans Documentary on Political Exiles

Singapore has poured money into nurturing its arts and creative industries in recent years, but still discourages dissent

Photogallery  Social Media Aids Rescue Efforts in Flood-Hit Kashmir

As region faces a communication blackout, social media posts on Facebook and Twitter playing a huge role in tracing people stranded in the region

Photogallery Report: MH17 Hit by 'High-energy Objects,’ Split Up Mid-air

Western governments have accused pro-Moscow separatists of using a Russian missile to shoot down the plane, but rebels argue they don't have the capability

S. African President Zuma to Meet With Lesotho Leaders Tuesday

Lesotho prime minister’s spokesperson says meeting aims to help resolve growing tensions following sharp political disagreement in the coalition government

Indian Court Ruling Frees Prisoners

All awaiting trial who have served half of the maximum term they would receive if convicted are to be released

NATO Announces Rapid Reaction Force

Secretary-General Anders Forgh Rasmussen says move aims to maintain a presence in Eastern Europe to deter, and if necessary respond to, any Russian attack

Audio How Women Can Break the Cycle of Poverty

Author Ritu Sharma witnessed the difficulties women face first hand in travels through four countries

Photogallery NATO Chief Dismisses Putin's Ukraine Plan

'What counts is what is happening on the ground in eastern Ukraine,' Secretary-General Rasmussen says, where Russian troops are fighting with separatists against Ukrainian military

India on Alert After Al-Qaida Announces Local Branch

In video posted online, extremist group's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri promised to spread Islamic rule and 'raise the flag of jihad' across Indian subcontinent

New Japanese Cabinet Includes 5 Women

Before move was announced, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said empowering women is a crucial part of Abe's government

Switzerland Tops Economic Competitiveness Survey

Economist says top 10 countries in World Economic Forum survey all scored high in structural reforms, health, primary education, technological readiness

NATO Leaders Meet Amid Array of Crises

Ukraine, Islamic State, Ebola outbreak, and Asian border disputes among challenges military alliance faces

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