In Karachi, everyone carries a gun. And when one ethnic group wants something from another, they usually take it at the point of a gun. It's created a culture where people take from each other and give to others to force people to become beholden to the powerful.
Burma, officially known as Myanmar, is in the throes of political reforms. Protesters have been released from prison and notions once unbelievable are now common. And that's meant a growing movement to teach citizens English.
In a new report from the BBC, critics are alleging that the government in Uzbekistan is possibly running a secret program to forcibly sterilize women as a means of population control. Doctors are said to be given monthly quotas and sterilization sometimes occurs without the woman's knowledge. Uzbekistan denies any program exists.
Australia has thousands of refugees clamoring for asylum every year. In a bid to get a handle on the problem, the country has decided to setup refugee processing centers on small, Pacific islands where the refugees will remain until a decision is made on their status.
After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.
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.
Anti-American feelings are running strong in Pakistan, and a local doctor who helped the U.S. kill Osama bin Laden may be at the receiving end of those bad feelings, because he helped the U.S. in its raid to kill bin Laden.