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  • How foreign movie heroes differ from Hollywood's

    How foreign movie heroes differ from Hollywood's

    Forget Matt Damon. Filmmakers outside America are more likely to favor moral heroism over physical heroism. Meet India's Salman Khan.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/04

    During Friday prayers in Tehrir Square, prayers are raised to those who lost their lives to the violence.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/14

    A Nepalese traditional dancer performs in Katmandu during the inauguration ceremony of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 to welcome international travelers to visit the country. According to a media release, Nepalese government has set a target to bring in 1 million tourists during 2011.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/07

    A southern Sudanese man with his face covered in mud attends a rally in Juba. Sudan is heading for an acrimonious split but while southern leaders want political independence from the north, economic realities may keep them uncomfortably dependent on their former foes. Most analysts expect the south -- which produces almost 75 percent of Sudan's 500,000 barrels per day of oil -- to secede after January.

  • In Pictures Obama's Asia trip

    President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta on Nov. 10. President Obama was given an enthusiastic welcome at one of Indonesia's largest universities, where he charmed the audience with local lingo and a message of reform.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/16

    A worker releases two red parrot cichlid fish in a tank in a fish farm in Pingtung, Taiwan, on Thursday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/21

    US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (l.) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look through binoculars toward North Korea during a visit to observation post Ouellette at the Demilitarized Zone on Wednesday in Panmunjon, South Korea.

  • A passion for learning results in a school for India's poorest children

    Difference Maker A passion for learning results in a school for India's poorest children

    Babar Ali, just a teenager himself, has started a free school in his parents' backyard for the poorest children in his village in India's West Bengal region.

  • Third suspected Maoist attack on India train kills 65

    Terrorism & Security Third suspected Maoist attack on India train kills 65

    Rebel Maoists in eastern India are suspected of causing a passenger train to derail and collide with an oncoming freight train in West Bengal Friday. It would be their third deadly attack in two months, signaling the insurgency's growing momentum.

  • In Pictures World Water Day

    Argentine artist Nicolas Garcia Uriburu, accompanied by Greenpeace activists, throws a green substance in the Riachuelo River as part of a protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 22. Greenpeace dyed the river green, the most polluted in the nation's capital, to mark World Water Day.