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.
Malay is the national language in Malaysia, but English used to be widely used as well in the former British colony. Now, as use of English diminishes, some parents are worried their sons and daughters won't be as competitive in a global work force. So they're left to find schools that will still teach them in English.
In Pakistan, almost one-third of both girls and boys suffer some sort of sexual abuse. Often it comes at the hands of their own family members -- and they seem to have nowhere to turn for help. So they suffer in silence, in the shadows, often for years.
India's agricultural sector, which employs about half of the country's population, depends on the annual monsoon rains for its very existence. Without it, the crops won't grow, people won't eat, won't have money -- won't survive.
China has become the largest trading partner for much of the world. Though, and perhaps because, China is in a position of economic power, income inequality and migration have become large problems for the country's new leadership to address.