Pakistan's Imran Khan has been trying to push his sports stardom into political power for more than a decade, with little success. Recently, however, he seemed to make some headway among the urban, educated population.
While Aung San Suu Kyi is out of prison and free to run in the upcoming elections in the country formerly known as Burma, there are still signs that there is more work to do. But many in Myanmar are just thrilled with the progress they've had so far.
North Korea will launch a rocket sometime between Thursday and Monday in what it says is a mission to put an agricultural and scientific satellite into orbit. The United States and other nations in the region say the launch is really a cover for a ballistic missile test — in violation of United Nations sanctions.
Park Geun-hye is one of the political elite in South Korea, the daughter of one of the country's former dictators, one who was credited with kicking the country into the modern age. She's making a bid to be the country's first female president -- but she's running into resistance.
Hydraulic fracturing has recently emerged as an alternative source of energy in the United States. Now China, the world's largest energy consumer, is experimenting with it. The Chinese government hopes the controversial technology will help wean the country off dirty coal.