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Global Scan

Downton Abbey's pooch has a problem — with her name

The public television smash hit Downton Abbey is making waves again — though not because its killed off another character. It's because of one of the show's dogs. Specifically Isis. And you can probably figure out where this is going. Meanwhile, in Finland, the country's prime minister is blaming Apple for its economic problems. And France is blaming the English-speaking the world for being too politically correct. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

India's low-budget Mars probe snaps an iconic photo of the red planet

India's Mars mission keeps grabbing headlines — including this week, when the probe took this remarkable photo. Meanwhile, the US is shipping more of its oil overseas than at any time in the past 50 years, and that's a good sign gas prices are heading down. And ISIS thwarts US airstrikes with a speedy change in its tactics, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Europe's comet lander snaps a killer selfie

Space may be the final frontier, but one of Earth's explorers paused earlier this month to snap a picture of what its seeing. Europe's Rosetta comet explorer probe grabbed a picture of the comet it's studying, and in the process caught a bit of itself, too. It's being called an interplanetary selfie, and it has taken the Internet by storm. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

New York Rococo exhibition (Geo answer)

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nancy, France. It's the French city known as a center for Rococo art. A new exhibition featuring Rococo works is opening today at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the curators, Sarah Coffin and Ellen Lupton.

Global Politics

Global hit and geo answer

Martial Solal has been a leading figure in French jazz for a half century. And before we end the show, we answer today's Geo Quiz. We were looking for a country in central Africa where a national census is under way. The answer in Chad.

Arts, Culture & Media

Julie and Julia

The film �Julie and Julia� tells the story of a blogger, Julie Powell, who cooks her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The World's Adeline Sire has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

French cuisine

The French �Joy of Cooking� is coming to America. It's called �I know How to Cook�. Chef and blogger Clotilde Dusoulier lead the effort to make the book accessible to English speaking home cooks. Anchor Marco Werman talks with her