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Global Scan

Irish women ride the rails to protest restrictions on abortion

Women in Ireland resurrect a protest tactic from four decades ago to fight the country's restrictive abortion laws. While in China, police crack down on an alleged "brothel" run out of a university hotel. It apparently gave discounts to those who had a student ID. And if you are a gravedigger, or anyone with a professional, or morbid, interest in the dead, there's a new dating site for you. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

This 'depressed' polar bear won't be getting a new home after all

Arturo, the "world's most depressed" polar bear was supposed to be heading to a better life in Canada — at least that's what activists wanted. But now they're hearing he's too unwell to travel anywhere. Russia passes yet another law that critics say will limit Internet freedom. And a British man found he's been paying for cable service he canceled four years ago, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Netanyahu's new govermment

Benjamin Netanyahu returns to the post of Israeli prime minister today. Netanyahu's new coalition government includes the religious Shas party, which will hold the Housing ministry -- the office that oversees Jewish settlements. Linda Gradstein reports from Jerusalem.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz Answer

In the Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name and author of a book set �in the naked desert, under the indifferent heavens.' The book is The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph, the author is T.E. Lawrence.