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Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Mandela brings people together, even in death

World leaders and regular people gathered Tuesday in South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela — a man who was labelled a terrorist by the US until 8 years ago, a friend of China and Cuba, and now a symbol of hope and reconciliation for millions. We also look at Saudi Arabia's interest in its own human genome project, one of the most extreme zipline rides in the world, and a video game where the villian is alcoholism. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

What might have happened if Kennedy had lived?

The Cuban missile crisis had an epilogue that few know — the Kennedy administration was in secret talks with Cuba around a reconciliation. In current news, several women in London have been held in slavery for years, Europe contemplates its own NSA-proof cloud computing facility, and we visit Ford Nation — the Toronto mayor's fans who insist they'll vote for him again. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Life after Gitmo

President Obama signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba by January 2010. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how former Guantanamo detainees often struggle to reintegrate into society after their release.

Conflict & Justice

Guantanamo suicides

New questions are being raised about the deaths of three Guantanamo prisoners in 2006. The US military said the three detainees took their own lives. But attorney Scott Horton says the prisoners were murdered. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geo quiz we were looking for the name of the neighborhood in Cuba's capital city of Havana that enjoyed days of glitz and glamour before the Cuban revolution.

Conflict & Justice

Have a cigar!

Our Geo Quiz is about cigars this time. The best cigars come from Cuba. At least that's what cigar aficionados say. But it's been illegal to import Cuban cigars to the US since the 1960s. We want you to name two of the most popular with cigar lovers.

Global Scan

Mandela brings people together, even in death

World leaders and regular people gathered Tuesday in South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela — a man who was labelled a terrorist by the US until 8 years ago, a friend of China and Cuba, and now a symbol of hope and reconciliation for millions. We also look at Saudi Arabia's interest in its own human genome project, one of the most extreme zipline rides in the world, and a video game where the villian is alcoholism. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.