A recent uptick in fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin Independence Army has brought long-simmering tensions back to the surface, and highlights how much work remains to be done as the country tries to shed its militarized past.
A state of emergency has been in place since mid-May In Thailand. Despite this, and two bombs that went off in Bangkok last week, some business leaders are trying to project an image of business as usual. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
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.
Press freedom in the Kingdom of Thailand is limited, so one group has turned to an online comedy newscast to report on the political turmoil in the country. It's more slapstick than The Daily Show, but that helps it slide by potential government critics.