Photos: The delicious foods of the Lunar New Year

Celebrations for the holiday, also known as Chinese New Year, abound with delicacies meant to bring luck, prosperity, and longevity. Every year, millions of people across Asia travel to be with their families and loved ones to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New …

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Pakistan struggles to avert danger as floods rise, death toll tops 1,300 – Pictures

Pakistani authorities are struggling to prevent the country’s biggest lake from bursting its banks and inundating nearby towns after unprecedented flooding, while the disaster management agency on Monday raised its toll of flood deaths by another 24. Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in Pakistan’s northern mountains have brought floods …

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Sit-in tents near Baghdad’s Green Zone to protest the election results (Pictures)

Demonstrators protesting the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election have set up sit-in tents near the heavily fortified Green Zone, downtown the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, earlier today, Tuesday. Leading Shia parties in Iraq have announced their collective rejection of the results of the October 10 parliamentary elections, after the initial …

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