The Hmong community has been among the more resistant to western medicine since migrating to the United States over the last 60 to 70 years. Traditionally, they preferred the treatment of a Hmong shaman. But in California, there's an effort underway to bring the two types of medicine together.
China's propaganda ministry has long been an active controller of public messages in the Communist country. But nowadays, with greater access to the Internet and skepticism running high, the propaganda ministry is stepping up its efforts, but trying to be more unseen in what it does.
Thailand's work force is comprised of a large number of migrant workers, some of whom are in the country illegally. But for those who can prove they're in the country legally, they're set to get a raise, as well as access to government benefits.
Paul C. Lo and his family came to America from Laos in the 1970s as part of a huge wave of Hmong refugees — ethnic villagers pushed out of Laos by communist forces during the Vietnam War. Lo, who is now 45 years old, was recently named the first Hmong American judge in US history.
Many a tourist to Italy has relished the country's famous pizza. But could that pizza be dangerous? An Italian TV news report says so — but the pizza industry is crying foul. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
The saola, nicknamed the Asian unicorn, has been known to Western science for only about 20 years. Its habits and way of life are still mysteries. But one thing about it is clear: It’s living on the verge of extinction.