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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/04

    Hotel guides jump for a photo as they wait for delegates during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hotel guides are provided to cater to about 3,000 delegates at the congress.

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  • Backchannels Is Indonesia finally going after its feared special forces unit?

    The murder of four inmates by Kopassus members has put pressure on Indonesian authorities to end the unit's impunity.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/04

    Hotel guides jump for a photo as they wait for delegates during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hotel guides are provided to cater to about 3,000 delegates at the congress.

  • New Mt. Merapi eruption in Indonesia raises death toll into triple digits

    New Mt. Merapi eruption in Indonesia raises death toll into triple digits

    The latest Mt. Merapi eruption, which began late Thursday night, pushed the death toll from the eruptions that began Oct. 26 to more than 100 and burned villages up to nine miles from the crater.

  • Mount Merapi erupts again: why locals don't leave

    Mount Merapi erupts again: why locals don't leave

    Mount Merapi unleashed its biggest eruption yet Wednesday. Despite their destructive power, Indonesia's volcanoes have played an important role in feeding the soil – and have deep cultural influence.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/02

    US Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona and his wife, Cindy McCain, address the media as they leave a polling station in Phoenix as Apollo, a dog owned by McCain's son Jimmy, licks the camera.

  • Indonesia's Mt. Merapi shelters overflow with restless evacuees, flights canceled

    Indonesia's Mt. Merapi shelters overflow with restless evacuees, flights canceled

    One week after Indonesia's Mount Merapi unleashed its major blast, evacuation centers have reached capacity. Ongoing eruptions have sent more people fleeing and forced cancellation of some international flights.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/27

    Tibetan monks play with snowballs at the Taer Monastry in Huangzhong county, Qinghai province, China.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/26

    The Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, accompanied by Prince Philip, inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at Windsor Castle, England. The Sheikh is on a two-day state visit to Britain, the first since 1985, which is seen as important in strengthening already strongly established business links with one of the Gulf States most financially powerful nations.

  • World's most active volcanoes

    World's most active volcanoes

    Mount Merapi, located near Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is one of the country's most volatile volcanoes. It began erupting at dusk on Tuesday, and thousands evacuated the area surrounding it. It didn't come as a shock, as scientists have been expecting an eruption for a while. Here are some of the world's most active volcanoes.

  • In Pictures Merapi volcano erupts

    Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as seen from Wukirsari, Indonesia, on Nov. 8. The volcano, on the outskirts of Yogyakarta, began spewing lava, superheated gas, and deadly clouds of ash two weeks ago, and has killed more than 130 people and forced the evacuation of nearly 300,000. Dozens of flights to and from the capital Jakarta, about 375 miles from the volcano, were canceled after the volcano belched fresh clouds of volcanic ash 19,000 feet into the atmosphere.