Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.
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.
Thailand has endured months of political turmoil. This week, the military decided it had enough and declared martial law. There are whispers of another military coup. Is Thailand's monarchy the real source of all these problems — and will anyone talk about that?
Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.
Thailand is accused of forcing some Burmese refugees out to sea and abandoning them. The refugees are Rohingya, a Muslim ethinic group in Myuanmar. Anchor Marco Werman learns more from Rohingya activist Abdur Rauf.
War has forced hundreds of thousands of ethnic Karen from Burma, first to refugee camps, and then on to resettle elsewhere. In the US, it turns out that North Carolina is home to a growing Karen community.
Dozens of people have been killed in a month of violent clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Buddhists. Thousands more have fled their homes, seeking refuge in nearby towns and neighboring countries.