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.
Never before has such a dramatic power transfer in China unfolded in the Internet era. Making this even more dramatic is controversial news this week that a one-time popular party leader has been suspended from his posts and his wife has been arrested and charged with murder. All this is unfolding on the Internet in China.
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.
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.
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.