Southeast Asia

Arts, Culture & Media

'The Missing Picture' is the first Cambodian film to make it to Oscar night

Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.

Lifestyle & Belief

They were married in the morning, now this couple makes their first Buddhist offering together

My translator and I tagged along with a couple of Buddhist monks wearing maroon robes, wrapped in the formal style covering necks and arms. I thought they were headed out for their morning walk to gather offerings. But after winding through narrow alleys into another Yangon township, I learned that they were headed instead to the home of some longtime-devotees. A young couple had been married that morning, and now wanted to make their first offering as husband and wife.

Indonesia reconsiders Suharto

Indonesia's former dictator Suharto is still in critical condition after coming close to dying recently; the 85-year-old Suharto ruled the country for more than three decades and was responsible for many human rights abuses

Ex-Khmer Rouge official offers apology

The ex-Khmer Rouge official responsible for running the notorious S21 prison in Cambodia decades ago today admitted responsibility for torturing and killing thousands of inmates. He also apologized. The World's Mary Kay Magistad is covering the hearings at the UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh.

Arts, Culture & Media

Onion story

Corrections are part of the news business. But a couple of newspapers in Bangladesh are apologizing for making a BIG mistake this week. Here's a quick summary. They printed a story; the problem was� the story came from satirical news website, The Onion.

Global Politics

Ca Tru

An ancient form of Vietnamese music is making a comeback. Ca Tru was once the music of royalty. Later it became the music of prostitutes and courtesans. When the Communist Party came to power it banned Ca Tru.The World's Mary Kay Magistad checked it out.