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President Makes History, Stirs Controversy In Asia

President Obama wraps up his Asia tour in Cambodia tomorrow. His trip included a historic visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, making him the first sitting American president to visit that country. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with freelance reporter Michael Sullivan, about the significance of the president's trip.

Outrage In India Over Woman's Arrest For Facebook Post

After the death of Hindu extremist leader Bal Thackeray, authorities feared there might be violence. So, much of Mumbai was shut down during Sunday's funeral. There were no problems. But one young woman's comment on Facebook questioning the need to shut down the city led to her arrest.
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President Obama Visits Burma/Myanmar

Today, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, also known as Burma. We explore the issues at play in evolving U.S.-Myanmar relations.


U.S. Policy Is To Say 'Burma'; Obama Also Uses 'Myanmar'

For many years, what you call the Southeast Asian nation has mattered to many. Referring to it as "Burma" has been seen as a show of support for democracy activists. There have been major reforms there, though. And today as a "diplomatic courtesy," the president also used the name "Myanmar."

Why Obama Put Asia On The Agenda Now

Once hamstrung by the need to wind down two wars, President Obama is now able to focus on his long-planned pivot toward Asia. His first overseas trip since re-election includes a stop in Thailand and historic visits to Cambodia and Myanmar. The strongest diplomatic signals, however, are probably aimed farther north, at China.

Pressure For Truce Grows, But Israel And Hamas Continue Firing

The deadly back-and-forth between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip continues. And while talks go on in Egypt, officials from both sides caution that a truce does not appear to be imminent. Still, international calls for a ceasefire continue.

ATM Spews Cash In Glasgow, Scotland

Does technology enrich our lives. This weekend in Glasgow, Scotland, it did. A Bank of Scotland ATM was dispensing cash — at double the amount requested. Lines formed around the block until the police came.