Thailand's lèse-majesté laws are already strict, but the case against an online forum moderator who didn't delete royal insults quick enough may indicate further crackdowns to come.
If the deficit 'super committee' is serious about finding $1.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade, they will have no choice but to do as the Founding Fathers would have done – bring the troops home and drastically reduce America's foreign military presence.
This gold spoon was recovered from the Spanish shipwreck Nuestra Senora de Atocha and is shown in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2005. The 17th-century sunken Spanish galleon sank off the Florida Keys in 1622 while carrying copper, silver, gold, tobacco, gems, jewels, jewelry, and indigo from Spanish ports at Cartagena, Colombia, Porto Bello in New Granada, and Havana, bound for Spain.
A sheep is seen in front of the snow covered Falknis in Furggels, Switzerland, above the river Rhine valley. The snow line dropped to 1400m over sea level in an early onset of winter in Switzerland.
Teachers at Nemuthajia Elementary School in Benghazi, Libya, will return Sept. 17 for the first day of classes in a new Libya. It will be the first time in 42 years they can teach the truth, they say.
Tom Friedman urges Americans: Let’s save our greatness – before it’s too late.
Taiwan has the world's lowest fertility rate. Government worries about economic productivity have spurred proposals for financial incentives for families to have children.
Global markets reflect worry about rising interest rates for eurozone's weakest nations and possibility of a US recession. Among global markets to tumble most: Germany, down 5.3 percent and France, down 4.7 percent.
As he leaves his post in Bangkok, a correspondent looks at how a rising China has changed the Southeast Asia region after 9/11.