Malaysian families are facing a critical shortage of maids. Most of the maids come from Indonesia. But Indonesia banned its citizens from going to work as maids in Malaysia after a series of abuses against them. Jennifer Pak reports from Kuala Lumpur.
Traffic in Manila is a nightmare. Privatized buses get some of the blame for causing chaos. And some say the roads would be better with more female drivers, so city officials are giving it a try. Reporter Jason Strother has the story.
Japan fears it may lose its edge in technology, as fewer and fewer young people pursue careers in science and engineering. Some Japanese educators are trying to reverse this trend by making science "cool" again. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.
Matthew Brunwasser reports on the funeral Tuesday of a former Turkish Prime Minister, now considered the father of political Islam in Turkey, one of the few countries in the Middle East region to successfully mix religion and politics.
The new Supreme Court in Pakistan has dismissed the final legal challenge against the recent re-election of President Pervez Musharraf. It comes as no surprise. The court was purged of judges who were critical of Musharraf. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Barbara Plett.
A commentary in China's official Communist Party newspaper blames Western-style democracy for the political unrest in Kenya, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from Akwe Amosu, senior policy analyst for Africa at the Open Society Institute.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.
Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda