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Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi's U.S. visit marked with delicate diplomatic dance

Aung San Suu Kyi has emerged from the shadows of protest in Myanmar and taking a seat in the country's government. That's enabled her to travel the world, finally, and to the United States this week. But her visit comes shortly before the visit of the president who implemented reforms that freed her, which has forced the U.S., and her, into difficult balancing act.

Al Qaeda and Thailand

Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda

The global spread of supermarkets

The World's Jason Margolis reports on the global spread of supermarkets, as in recent decades, supermarkets have become much more common in some developing countries than they used to be

Thailand's second war on drugs

Orlando de Guzman reports from Bangkok that Thailand is launching a second 'war on drugs;' five years ago the country drew international condemnation when its first anti-drugs campaign resulted in the death of more than two-thousand people.

Global Scan

Will that be cash, check or bitcoin?

Bitcoins have soared in value in recent weeks, touching $1000 per bitcoin earlier this week. They've become so popular some traditional businesses are accepting them for payment — but not everyone has embraced them.