Is the Thai government turning a blind eye to modern slavery?
Of the hundreds of thousands of Burmese migrants arriving in Thailand looking for work and a better life, not all of them are lucky enough to succeed. Too many are caught in the net of human traffickers and sold into slavery, ending up on fishing boats or on construction sites. There's no protection for them, least of all when they fall sick and need help the most. The Thai government stands accused of doing nothing about these allegations of human rights abuse.
Focus looks at the success of the Eurostar, as the company that began its undersea rail service linking London with Paris and Brussels on November 14, 1994 welcomed its 100 millionth passenger on Friday.
After her stunning gold medal at the 800 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, the South African athlete Caster Semenya returned home as national icon. However questions about her gender mount overseas.
As the Pakistani army and the US hail the now confirmed death of Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, the radical Islamic group itself is entering a period of turbulence as it chooses a new leader. Is the battle over for the Taliban?
Edward Kennedy, the "Lion of the Senate", has died at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer. A gifted orator and liberal champion, the brother of JFK and "Bobby" Kennedy was also the last patriarch of the country's most famous political dynasty.
Two months after the United Nations' health agency warned that Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak had become a pandemic, schools and health authorities across the Northern Hemisphere are rushing to prepare for the new term.