Why We Sleep (Cover Story)

You may think it's for your body, but it's really for your brain. The latest research is full of surprises


Rising from the Rubble (Cover Story)

Devastated by war and natural disaster, can Indonesia's Aceh province find peace?

"We Are Very Grateful" (Interview)

TIME talks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono about the tsunami relief effort and why he's restricting the movements of foreign aid workers


Talk Isn't Cheap (Notebook)

A U.S. delegation returns from North Korea with new promises to restart talks. But getting back to the table could prove more difficult

Welcome to Titan (Notebook)

The Huygens probe makes a successful touchdown on Saturn's largest moon

Language Lessons (Notebook)

In the wake of Asia's tsunami, the world learns to choose its words carefully

Milestones (Notebook)

Zhao Ziyang, Chinese reformist icon, dies

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

Secrets of the Nativity


Unplugging the Cable

A noisy controversy over a massive development project shows that a dont-rock-the-boat territory is getting confrontational

China's Going-Out Party

Beijing is pushing Chinese firms to establish a global presencedespite the may risks that involves


A Long Journey Home

A venerated, exiled Buddhist monk returns home to a heros welcome, but Hanoi continues to suppress religious freedom


Local Fare (TIME Global Adviser)

Circo-lo in the Square