When a naval nurse decided that force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay was unethical, the potential career consequences were severe. Now fellow nurses are supporting the act of conscience. Meanwhile, a British couple gets fined for writing a critical hotel review on TripAdvisor. And Indian street vendors take on Walmart, in today's Global Scan.
Police removed barricades in Hong Kong on Tuesday, taking down a section of one of the protest movement's camps after two months of sit-ins. But it was a small step by the city's government, and the Occupy Central movement isn't likely to end any time soon.
Long the home of watery lagers, China is becoming a big, new market for craft brews. But thanks to red tape and government restrictions, it is foreign breweries instead of local beer makers who are filling the demand for China's beer lovers.
In the Netherlands, a Christmas holiday tradition is leading to protests, clashes and arrests. Meanwhile, Turkey's president wants to build a mosque in Cuba — to honor the Muslim sailors he says arrived in North American 300 years before Columbus. And China discloses how it tried to clear Beijing's polluted skies before welcoming last week's APEC leaders. All that in today's Global Scan.
Hallucinogenic mushrooms are one potential treatment for depression. Another is hip hop music — it seems the dark lyrics might reach those who feel equally hopeless. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to the rescue of China's first lady and his gallant act gets erased by Chinese censors. And in Pakistan, a group of schools hold an "I am not Malala" Day. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
In 2011, US President Barack Obama spared world leaders the indignity of sporting Aloha shirts at a summit in Honolulu. But the matching shirt tradition is a hard one to kill. Meanwhile, millions of Catalans cast a symbolic vote for independence from Spain on Sunday. And a once-secret recording shows Ronald Reagan at his most charming in defusing a crisis. All that in today's Global Scan.
There were no smiles or warmth and no lingering chit-chat, but the leaders of China and Japan actually shook hands in front of the cameras. And even that small step is a good sign for a troubled relationship.
Edible insects are celebrated for being environmentally friendly and also potentially quite tasty. And now they're going mainstream, with the Dutch grocery store Jumbo getting ready to put them on the shelves.
The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of "comfort women," or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
China may be experiencing a golden age of memorable English names. Millions of young Chinese are giving themselves English names of all shapes and sizes. But there’s also evidence that the trend may be peaking.
The United States was among the first foreign nations to move in to help the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation. The US has long had close, though not always happy, ties with the island nation.
China's stock market closed today at its lowest level since July and analysts say it's the fallout from the US subprime mortgage crisis, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China."
Anchor Marco Werman speaks to James Miles, China correspondent for The Economist, who also happened to be on a government-approved visit to Lhasa when anti-China protests broke out in the Tibetan capital.
Protests in nine Chinese cities have called for a boycott of the French supermaket chain, Carrefour in response to a false rumor going around the internet that Carrefour was supporting Tibetan independence
The World's Matt Bell reports on the Chinese government's rescue efforts following yesterday's massive earthquake: the government has quickly mobilized troops and assistance - and these efforts have received huge coverage by Chinese news media.
Childhood obesity is on the rise in China so the government is trying to promote more sports in schools, but many Chinese kids are still below par when it comes to physical fitness, as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
China and Japan don't always display good sportsmanship when their respective sports teams play each other, but Chinese fans were remarkably well-behaved today as their Olympic baseball team was trounced by Japan. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.