As the tides rise in Thailand, flooding is getting worse in parts of Bangkok. There are fears that with even higher tides forecast for this weekend, flooding could inundate parts of the city that have so far remained dry.
Rob Ford remains steadfast in his refusal to give up his job as mayor of Toronto — and perhaps that's providing motivation to some of Canada's other drug users. Edward Snowden's revelations have sparked hearings before the British Parliament and Twitter had finally gone public. Those stories and others in today's Global Scan.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the "Bawabet Dimashq" or Damascus Gate restaurant in Damascus, Syria. The place can seat over 6,000 people. The World's Aaron Schachter went there to check out the menu.
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.
While most tourists in Thailand head for Bangkok, or the beaches of Phuket, the Geo Quiz is heading to one of Thailand's northern provinces, best-known for its ceramics factories, national parks, and especially its Elephant Conservation Center.
A suspected Iranian bomber has his legs blown off in one of three explosions, while attempting to attack police, in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Israel says the blasts are linked to Monday's attacks in India and Georgia against Israeli targets.
Thailand's beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a plea for unity on his 86th birthday, a few days after violent protests in Bangkok killed several people. We take the occasion to point out the king's little known connection to the US — and Boston, in particular.
Press freedom in the Kingdom of Thailand is limited, so one group has turned to an online comedy newscast to report on the political turmoil in the country. It's more slapstick than The Daily Show, but that helps it slide by potential government critics.
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.
Sonia Narang will be reporting from Pakistan in April as part of a fellowship sponsored by the East West Center. The trip has had special meaning for her, though, because she'll be the first member of her extended family to visit Pakistan since they left after the Indian/Pakistani partition in 1947.
Myanmar's military government told the UN Secretary General today it would allow all foreign aid workers into the country to help the victims of the cyclone, but observers note Myanmar's leaders haven't always kept their promises to the UN