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Global Scan

Prince William's US trip seems more political than regal

When British royalty comes to the US, Americans go a little nuts. But this trip by Prince William has the Brits scratching their heads. Meanwhile, at least one British parliamentarian is looking to the US for ideas on how to deal with anti-abortion protesters. And the Chinese government is hunting for a corrupt Chinese official who was obsessed with gold.

Global Scan

Take a trip through London at night — with the lights off

Nights during a blackout in a big city offer a scary vision to some. But this new video shows how London's architecture would be set off by the night sky, if city lights weren't obscuring the view. Meanwhile, across the Channel, France has decided to pay foreign victims sent to Nazi camps in French trains. And China asks for US help to crack down on corrupt fugitives, in this weekend's Global Scan.

Global Scan

When NASA's newest spaceship takes off Thursday, it'll be back to the future

Ever since NASA mothballed the Space Shuttle, it hasn't flown a spaceship. That will change on Thursday morning, when it test-launches the Orion space capsule, which is designed for possible Mars travel . Meanwhile, South Korea intends to rankle North Korea with another large Christmas tree in the DMZ. And a new ranking of government corruption gives the US middling marks.

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nova Scotia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to a couple of Scotsmen who've been traveling through Nova Scotia recently, drumming up support for a celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The Golden Horseshoe was the place we were looking for in today's Geo Quiz. It's located in Southern Ontario -- on the western end of the Niagara Peninsula and around the westernmost part of Lake Ontario. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Ken Peters in Hamilton, Ontario, about a bid to move the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton.

Conflict & Justice

Kandahar's security lacking

James Murray reports on what Canadian soldiers found when they conducted an unannounced check of police checkpoints in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. There was evidence of some gaping holes in the city's security.

Conflict & Justice

Cyber espionage in China

A China-based cyber-spying ring was exposed this week. It's members hacked into computers belonging to India's Defense Ministry. For the past eight months, Canadian and US computer security researchers have been shadowing the hackers online.