The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is tough on tobacco. There is a ban on smoking in public places and it is illegal to import or grow tobacco. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, many Bhutanese are wondering if the government is going too far.
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan wants to boost tourism while keeping the number of visitors under control. So it requires tourists to spend a minimum of $200 per day. And as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Bhutan, the amount goes up next year.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Brook Larmer about the upcoming democratic election in Bhutan - the country's first-ever; Larmer's article, "Bhutan's Enlightened Experiment," appears in this month's National Geographic.
The United Nations convened on Monday to discuss a topic that isn't usually on their agenda: happiness. Throughout the day, speakers at the U.N. put forward their thoughts on how to measure and improve well-being around the world.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. People in Bhutan headed to the polls today in their nation's first parliamentary election. Anchor Marco Werman spoke with the BBC's Chris Morris, who's in Thimphu.