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Global Scan

Scandinavians, for the first time, are joining the jihad

Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We were looking for a city in southwestern France for today's geo quiz. The answer is Bordeaux... A capital of French wine. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Bordeaux vintner, Ilja Gort, whose nose is now insured with Lloyds of London.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Laura Lynch profiles pop singer Henry Olonga. He's a former cricket star from Zimbabwe, but a single act of defiance against the government there ended his career and sent him into exile in London. Now he's fighting back with music.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we asked the question ?who is Molly Malone?' Marco Werman speaks with Maev Kennedy, who writes for London's Guardian newspaper. She says an older 18th century version of the song Cockles and Mussels has been discovered.

Conflict & Justice

Britain gets tough on welfare

These are tough economic times and countries are imposing some tough economic measures. Britain is reducing spending on higher education. The World's Laura Lynch updates on Britain's latest sweeping changes to the country's social safety net.