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How Palestinians in Israel are coming under fire; the murky world of Thai surrogacy and the Khmer Rouge found guilty. The gay Kenyan writer trying to change attitudes, the skateboarding cop of Wisconsin and rapping the news in Vietnam.

Produced by: Christoph Groove, Neil King and Emma Wallis.

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Under fire

The conflict between Israel and Gaza is having a profound effect right across the Middle East. Almost 20 percent of the Israeli population are Palestinian. And they've been witnessing increased hostility towards them recently.

Report: Harry Darkins, Northern Galilee, Israel

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Guilty verdict

This week a UN-backed court found two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced both to life imprisonment as Jeanne Sulzer from Amnesty International explains.

Interview: Neil King

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Surrogacy: a murky business?

The story of baby Gammy has shocked the world since it emerged and helped shed light on international commercial surrogacy. Samantha Hawley, ABC's Thailand correspondent, broke the story and met Gammy's surrogate mother.

Interview: Emma Wallis and Neil King

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Gay in Kenya

Discriminatory laws against gay people are common in many parts of Africa. In Kenya, homosexual acts are deemed illegal but now there's a glimmer of hope that things might be easing. Journalist and gay activist Kevin Mwachiro explains.

Report: Andrea Dijkstra, Nairobi, Kenya

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Skateboarding cop

When you see skateboarders in America, policemen are often not far behind. But in one US city, it's not to break up trouble. It's the police officer himself who's taking to the board. Patty Murray asks if this could be the future?

Report: Patty Murray, Wisconsin, USA

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Rapping the news

In Vietnam, intense competition from media outlets has meant that broadcasters have to find new ways to reach their audience. So to get news to young people they've decided to rap the news in Hanoi, accompanied by Hip Hop.

Report: Marianne Brown, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Ganesh vs. The Third Reich

A new Australian play is set to appear at the prestigious Edinburgh arts festival. The tale centers around the Indian god Ganesh who travels through Nazi Germany to reclaim the ancient Hindu symbol of the swastika.

Report: Joel Carnegie, Geelong, Australia

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