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Technology

A tech startup called OMG wants to revolutionize cash for hundreds of millions of 'unbanked' people in Asia

Bangkok-based OmiseGO envisions a world where cash is digital and free-flowing, stored on blockchains, accessible by smartphones and effortlessly zapped across borders. It's a human right, they say. And they're starting with Asia's farmers, merchants, migrants and factory hands, who are now quite likely to own smartphones but may not have bank accounts.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Transgender toilets in Thailand

A high school in Thailand has taken the unusual step of installing separate toilets for transgender boys - those who consider themselves to be girls, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC Correspondent Jonathan Head who has visited the school.

Global Politics

Protests in Thailand

While anti-government protesters in southern Thailand complain about the current government's ties to the maligned ex-premier Thaksin Sinawatra, people in the North sing his praises. Reporter Rebecca Henschke speaks with Thaksin lovers in his home town.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese youth speak

Burmese youth have launched their first television current affairs program. The program, called Youth Speak, is produced by an exile station, and broadcast via satellite from Thailand.

Arts, Culture & Media

Thai flower power

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.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese refugees accuse Thailand

Thailand is accused of forcing some Burmese refugees out to sea and abandoning them. The refugees are Rohingya, a Muslim ethinic group in Myuanmar. Anchor Marco Werman learns more from Rohingya activist Abdur Rauf.