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Global Scan

Scandinavians, for the first time, are joining the jihad

Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

New Zealand on high alert in an effort to protect island nation from bio-invaders

New Zealand has some of the most unique wildlife of any large location in the world. That's due in large part to the fact that the two islands broke away from the rest of the world's landmass before the rise of mammals. So the island's birds evolved in special ways. But that diversity is threatened by introduced animals and bacteria.

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.