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Global Scan

All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't get Rob Ford out of office — again

Rob Ford is nothing if not a survivor. After being accused of patronizing prostitutes — a charge he denies — drinking and driving — a charge he admits to — and then making the sort of sexual comment that can't be repeated on a family-friendly website, he still hangs onto his job as mayor. Meanwhile, in Europe, it seems that in-flight phone calls may become OK. "Can you hear me now?" Ugh. Plus more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is the city of Kano in northern Nigeria. It's the country's third largest city, by area, and motorcycle drivers there are unhappy about a new law that requires them to wear helmets. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Andrew Walter in Nigeria.