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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.

The Hugging Saint

Meet Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. She's frequently called "the hugging saint" and her followers estimate she has hugged more than 27 million people. But what makes her a hero are her tireless efforts to provide food, shelter, medical care, and education to the poor.