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.
This Geo Quiz might make you hungry! We're looking for a large city in Southeast Asia. The city's name means "city of angels." It became its country's capital in the 18th century. And it has great food and not merely in the fancy restaurants.
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.
Thai General Khattiya Sawasdiphol was shot yesterday before a crowd of reporters and protesters in a busy street in Central Bangkok. The general, who broke ranks with the government in support of the protesters, remains in critical condition.
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.
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.
As the tides rise in Thailand, flooding is getting worse in parts of Bangkok. There are fears that with even higher tides forecast for this weekend, flooding could inundate parts of the city that have so far remained dry.
Aung San Suu Kyi has emerged from the shadows of protest in Myanmar and taking a seat in the country's government. That's enabled her to travel the world, finally, and to the United States this week. But her visit comes shortly before the visit of the president who implemented reforms that freed her, which has forced the U.S., and her, into difficult balancing act.
By using the GINI coefficient as a measure of inequality, the GlobalPost has mapped and compared cities across the world that are struggling with income inequality. In two cities across the world from one another, the findings were remarkably similar.
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.
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.
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.
Thailand's beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a plea for unity on his 86th birthday, a few days after violent protests in Bangkok killed several people. We take the occasion to point out the king's little known connection to the US — and Boston, in particular.