Under pressure by the US government and American evangelicals, the Thai government has stepped up raids to rescue sex trafficking victims. The trouble is, many of the "rescued" sex workers may not have been trafficked in the first place.
Myanmar's military government told the UN Secretary General today it would allow all foreign aid workers into the country to help the victims of the cyclone, but observers note Myanmar's leaders haven't always kept their promises to the UN
By using the GINI coefficient as a measure of inequality, the GlobalPost has mapped and compared cities across the world that are struggling with income inequality. In two cities across the world from one another, the findings were remarkably similar.
Rob Ford remains steadfast in his refusal to give up his job as mayor of Toronto — and perhaps that's providing motivation to some of Canada's other drug users. Edward Snowden's revelations have sparked hearings before the British Parliament and Twitter had finally gone public. Those stories and others in today's Global Scan.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the "Bawabet Dimashq" or Damascus Gate restaurant in Damascus, Syria. The place can seat over 6,000 people. The World's Aaron Schachter went there to check out the menu.