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Thai judges throw out another elected prime minister

Thailand's been enduring political protesters for years, with voters in the provinces regularly electing national leaders who aren't amenable to the Bangkok power establishment. And judges keep throwing those candidates out of office. It happened again this week, leading some to wonder about the country's future political stability.

Global Scan

Will that be cash, check or bitcoin?

Bitcoins have soared in value in recent weeks, touching $1000 per bitcoin earlier this week. They've become so popular some traditional businesses are accepting them for payment — but not everyone has embraced them.

Global Scan

These days, anybody can be a politician

Rob Ford remains steadfast in his refusal to give up his job as mayor of Toronto — and perhaps that's providing motivation to some of Canada's other drug users. Edward Snowden's revelations have sparked hearings before the British Parliament and Twitter had finally gone public. Those stories and others in today's Global Scan.

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Southeast Asian nations face down global economy

The Association of South East Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, is usually thought to be more of a figurehead organization that rarely takes real action. That might be changing though as the group works together in the face of the global economic slowdown.

Conflict & Justice

Mass protests in Thailand

The prime minister of Thailand this morning rejected an ultimatum from anti-government protesters to call a snap election. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are currently in front of the army barracks in Bangkok where the prime minister has been staying.

Climate Solutions

The final part of the latest UN report on climate change lays out the steps that governments need to take to prevent massive scale disaster from human caused climate change.

Environment

Elephant conservation in Thailand

While most tourists in Thailand head for Bangkok, or the beaches of Phuket, the Geo Quiz is heading to one of Thailand's northern provinces, best-known for its ceramics factories, national parks, and especially its Elephant Conservation Center.