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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.