Haiti

Global Scan

Want to host the 2022 Winter Olympics? We have just a few rules ...

The International Olympic Committee finds itself with two mediocre choices to host the 2022 Winter Olympics after Oslo, Norway, decided it wouldn't be hosting. Meanwhile, women in India and Colombia are standing up and saying no to violence. In India, a special all-female police squad has been created and in Colombia, a town is preparing for a one-night curfew on all men.

Global Scan

Is this the space vehicle that will be NASA's alternative to Russia's 'taxi service' to orbit?

As US-Russia relations deteriorate, NASA is picking up the pace on finding a way to get to the International Space Station without relying on Russian rockets. Three private companies could get the nod from NASA this week. Meanwhile, ISIS is emerging as a more dangerous global threat, with evidence that it is researching weapons of mass destruction and possibly targeting the pope. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Haiti's vodou religion

The earthquake in Haiti was recently blamed on a ?pact with the devil'. Anthropologists say the claim has a long history, going back to centuries-old misrepresentations of Haitian vodou. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Global Politics

Jobs a priority for Haitians

Safe housing is an urgent need for quake survivors in Haiti. But what many want is jobs. According to a survey Haitians believe jobs should be the number one priority for reconstruction. We speak with Alison Hayes, Oxfam's Policy Manager for Haiti.