Censorship is common in the Arabic speaking world, and books are no exception. But one online bookseller, the Amazon of the Middle East, is trying to make censorship so futile that governments give up. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
More than 5,000 people have been taken into custody in a crackdown on illegal World Cup gambling. Police raided hundreds of betting dens across Asia. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
In the Geo Quiz we're looking for a Southeast Asian city where you'd find Suvarnabhumi Airport which means "Golden Land" in Sanskrit. On Friday, the authorities busted an illegal animal trafficker at that airport.
A suspected Iranian bomber has his legs blown off in one of three explosions, while attempting to attack police, in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Israel says the blasts are linked to Monday's attacks in India and Georgia against Israeli targets.
The Man Booker prize for literature in English was awarded to an Aussie author for a novel inspired by his father's experiences as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese, working on the country's World War II era ‘Railroad of Death’ in Thailand and Burma.
Thousands of men from Myanmar and other southeast Asian countries are being used as slaves to catch fish that may end up on American dinner tables. The Associated Press uncovered the story and followed the distribution trail to the United States.