John Burdett has made a living as a crime writer in Bangkok. His stories detail drug use and sex trafficking, and crooked cops. But he's never thought about terrorism as a plot because it was too far-fetched.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand have ended a week-long occupation of Bangkok airport...and it's now set to reopen. The World's Traci Tong tells us why that's good news for the tourist industry in Hawaii.
The International Court of Justice ruled in 1962 that the Preah Vihear temple belongs to Cambodia, rejecting Thai claims. Now Cambodia's World Heritage bid reignited Thai resentment and there have been small armed clashes. Mary Kay Magistad reports.
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.
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.
We hear about dog meat in restaurants in China and Vietnam, but we don't often hear about people eating cat meat. But Vietnamese officials are trying to clamp down on that country's burgeoning market for cat meat. That story and more in today's Global Scan.