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Global Scan

The conflict over Ukraine now reaches into space

Russia has announced it will stop selling rocket engines to the US, as the tit-for-tit sanctions over Ukraine increase. That will hurt America's ability to loft satellites into orbit and support the International Space Station. Elsewhere, Nigerian vigilante groups form to fight against Boko Haram and a religious ritual in Indonesia involves anonymous sex, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Secret Service agents behaving badly has an encore performance

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The US Secret Service has had a rough time of late. Just last week, three agents were sent home from a trip to The Netherlands after one agent was found passed out in the hall. Another incident in Miami a few weeks before led to two agents being given sobriety tests on the side of the road. All of this comes in the shadow of a 2012 incident where agents were accused of patronizing prostitutes in Colombia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Remembering the legends

Soul singer Solomon Burke died this past year, in Holland. The World's Marco Werman finds out more about Burke's Dutch collaboration. Marco also remembers some other musicians around the world who passed away this year.

Lifestyle & Belief

European right gets boost

Europe took a turn to the political right in the latest round of elections. Some seats were won by extreme-right candidates and anti-immigration sentiments came to the fore in several countries. Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko.

Conflict & Justice

Airport security around the world

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporters about the differences in airport security. The BBC's Geraldine Coughlin talks about the Netherlands; the BBC's Jyotsna Singh speaks from New Delhi, and The World's Matthew Bell joins us from Jerusalem.