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Culture on Demand: Black is Beautiful
The American Express black card is the ultimate status symbol

Asia Buzz: Should the Net Be Free?
Web heads want it all -- for nothing

JAPAN: Failed Revolution
Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori clings to power as dissidents in his party finally decide not to back a no-confidence motion

Cover: Endgame?
After Florida's controversial ballot recount, Bush holds a 537-vote lead in the state, which could give him the election

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Special Report: John F. Kennedy Jr. 1960-1999 He was the prince of American exuberance, the apparent proof that a legacy of tragedy could not rein in charisma, drive and gumption. Now, suddenly, with the vanishing of a plane, his name is among those touched by a dynastic curse

TAIWAN: One Country, Many Troubles
Assertive statements from Taipei infuriate leaders in Beijing, raising the temperature across the Strait

Viewpoint: David Shambaugh says stick with "One China"

INDONESIA: The Lines Are Drawn
Megawati has clearly won the nation's electoral battle, but the war for the presidency has just begun

SOUTHEAST ASIA: The Killing Fields
On the unruly Thai-Burmese border, a boom in the trade of amphetamines has set off a wave of killings

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CINEMA: For the Record
A Thai royalist director fights back on film

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VIEWPOINT: Grow Up, Sports Fans!
Asia's sore losers must realize that even the greatest athletes sometimes falter

A High-Tech Wonder That Helps You Wander

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U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness

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