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Global Scan

Greeks wonder who was buried in this huge tomb 2300 years ago

It is the largest ancient burial site in Greece and, just a month after its announcement, it has brought new life to two small villages 60 miles east of Thessaloniki. But who was important enough to be buried there? Meanwhile in India, when some families are planning a wedding, the first to-do is to hire a marriage detective. And Russian President Putin decides to intervene in a children's show, all in today's Global Scan.

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

Here's a designer who makes objects, and people, uncomfortable

It's frustrating when something you think you know how to use suddenly becomes, well, almost - but not quite - utterly useless. And that's what Greek designer Katerina Kamprani has done with a set of 3-D computer renderings she calls "The Uncomfortable." Imagine a watering can with the spout turned backwards, or a fork with hinged tines. Yeah, it's enough to make you angry.

Conflict & Justice

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

Updated

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 the Aegean Sea. The Britannic, which was a First World War hospital ship, sank in the Aegean Sea in 1916 after striking a German mine. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports that a company plans to offer submarine trips to the site of the wreck starting next year.

Global Politics

Euro inches up on word of deal

European leaders spent weeks hammering out an agreement aimed at shoring up confidence in the Euro and in the countries who use it. They finally agreed on a plan to bail out debt-ridden Greece. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Myth busting Geo Quiz

Archimedes figures in today's Geo Quiz: The early Greek mathematician and inventor was born in a seaport city on the island of Sicily. We're looking for this city, where Archimedes came up with his many inventions and scientific ideas.