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News in Asia Is Rooting For Afghanistan

Well, we do root for them in all things, but right now, we were especially pulling for the men’s cricket team in the World Cup.

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News in Asia: Gay Rights Edition

This is another in a series of special edition columns focused people and issues that affect the continent. This week’s column is focusing on gay rights throughout Asia.

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News in Asia

Welcome back to News in Asia. There have been quite a few developments on the Asian continent in the last couple of weeks, so we will cover the major ones.

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News in Asia

Welcome to another edition of News in Asia; same great column, different time slot. This week we have some cool news coming out of South Asia involving women, including a new female Pakistani superhero and your other assortment of news both awesome and not-so-awesome from Asia.

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Good News: Circumcision, Cease-Fires, City Transit, and More

The World Health Organization approved a nonsurgical circumcision device for adult males, which involves a rubber band. The New York Times explains that “For a heterosexual man in countries where AIDS is common, being circumcised lowers the chance of getting infected by about 60 percent.” For more about circumcision and HIV risk, click here.

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News in Asia

Here’s some news from Asia to kick-start your week.