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Global Scan

If you are cold today, think warm thoughts ... or head to Australia

Just as the US and Canada face record cold temperatures this week, Australia is hitting record highs — up to 121 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, China says its women should stop turning their breast milk into novelty soaps, Saudi Arabia gets its first female law firm, and an American designer may be the world's greatest diamond counterfeiter. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Politics

North and South Korea renew plans to reunite families separated by war

South and North Korean families separated by more than six decades of war, will have another chance to reunite in October. A deal was reached between the two countries after nearly 24 hours of negotiations. Only 100 families will be selected from each side to meet. North and South Korea are legally still at war since the conflict from 1950-53 ended in a truce, rather than a peace treaty.