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.
Thai democracy advocates have been stymied by their government's efforts to put a lid on any protests. But some of them took a risk this week to start a protest in solidarity with student protesters in Hong Kong.
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.
Thailand's anti-government movement has been clashing violently with the police and soldiers. The unrest reflects a political dispute that goes back several years. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the political roots of the current chaos.