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Global Scan

ISIS thanks the Pentagon for its errant weapon airdrop

The Pentagon has been stepping up its efforts to reinforce Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria as they battle ISIS terrorists. An airdrop in Kobane this week was meant to bolster them at a crucial time, unfortunately some of the supplies went off target. Plus a look at how humans came to eat dairy and a prohibition on kissing at a Zimbabwe university. Those stories in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

The 'Hands up, don't shoot' gesture from Ferguson moves to Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protests are being confronted by an unprecedented level of police force — and that's led them to adopt a gesture that would look familiar to anyone who saw photos of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last month. Meanwhile, scientists think they have developed a new solar power collector that will be more affordable and efficient. And North Korea's Kim Jong-un takes ill — in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

If Egypt feels too dicey to visit, now you can walk around there with Google

Tourism is way down in Egypt due to the last three years of political unrest there. But if you have always wanted to explore the pyramids, Google Street View is now ready to help you. As the US prepares for war on ISIS, the terrorist group has extended its propaganda front with a western-focused, cutting-edge video production wing. And we ask whether western media should show the gruesome images coming from war and terrorism, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

New leadership for North Korea

The son of North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong Il was rumored to have visited China's president last week in Beijing; fueling suspicions that Kim's third son has been anointed to be North Korea's next leader. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has more.

Global Politics

North Korea's failing currency

The North Korean government recently knocked two zeros off its currency, the won. And it ordered citizens to turn in their old cash savings. The move caused panic and riots. Katy Clark talks with Marcus Noland who is an expert on North Korea's economy.

Global Politics

North Korean reshuffle

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad about today's government reshuffle in North Korea. The country's parliament promoted leader Kim Jong-il's brother-in-law to the Number 2 spot in the government.

Conflict & Justice

The meeting that wasn't

Anchor Lisa Mullins reports on a bit of a mystery surrounding a planned meeting in North Korea that officials hailed as the most important political meeting in three decades. Unnamed sources say the meeting never happened, but no one is quite sure why.