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Dennis Rodman brings his brand of basketball diplomacy back to North Korea

Dennis Rodman's controversial relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un turned another page this week. The former NBA star was in North Korea this week to select and train a North Korean basketball team that will take part in an exhibition game in honor of Kim's birthday. Plus Egyptian activists are thrown in jail and elves — yes, elves — halt a highway project in Iceland, in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

A technology company is testing so-called smart appliances that can be activated remotely to help conserve energy. The technology was tested in Toronto, the answer to today's Geo Quiz. We speak with Gaelle Lussiaa-Berdou, a reporter for Radio-Canada.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the two Canadian cities that are hosting two global summits this month. The answers are Toronto and Huntsville. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with columnist Lorrie Goldstein about one venue that's upset some Canadians.

Global Scan

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' is still off the air

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, described as Egypt's version of Daily Show host Jon Stewart, found himself without a TV network after his show was pulled by his own network last week, with no sign he'd be allowed back on. Plus, the Philippines are reeling after the strong storm to make landfall ever recorded slammed into the island nation. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.