As Indonesia recovers from the devastating 2004 earthquake and tsunami, many tourists are coming to the country because of the disaster. They want to see the recovery and especially the iconic location photographed after the tsunami.
A United Nations diplomat who's talked extensively with the Taliban says the group's leader now acknowledge they made serious mistakes when they came to power in the 1990s and are ready for three-way negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan.
In Japan, there's a massive effort under way to figure out how to clean up the contamination from the radiation release at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Some wonder if it can even be done.
In Pakistan, almost one-third of both girls and boys suffer some sort of sexual abuse. Often it comes at the hands of their own family members -- and they seem to have nowhere to turn for help. So they suffer in silence, in the shadows, often for years.
A law student in Bangalore died recently, and the newspapers have been filled with allegations of murder and honor killings. But upon closer inspection, there's no reason to believe it's not another suicide -- a scourge of Indian society.
India's agricultural sector, which employs about half of the country's population, depends on the annual monsoon rains for its very existence. Without it, the crops won't grow, people won't eat, won't have money -- won't survive.
Thailand's work force is comprised of a large number of migrant workers, some of whom are in the country illegally. But for those who can prove they're in the country legally, they're set to get a raise, as well as access to government benefits.
After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.