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Global Scan

Dubai's traffic cops are getting Google Glasses

The Dubai police are hoping Google Glass will give them a leg up on traffic violators and criminals. In Turkey, though, a government official is being comforted after injuring his leg kicking a protester. And the CIA says it won't mix vaccine campaigns with its covert ops. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

This artist is taking snow angels to an extreme

Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.

The World - Episode 20071119 - Pakistan politics

The World's Matthew Bell has the latest on the politics in Pakistan as it enters its third week of emergency rule under President Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan's Supreme Court today threw out the main legal challenges to last month's re-election of Musharraf to another five year term in office. And Musharraf is showing no sign of giving in to President Bush's public demands.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer - Pakistan

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Pakistan. British author Sheila Paine traveled there -- and to many other countries -- to study and collect traditional embroidered tunics and dresses. Some of those precious textiles is being be auctioned at Christie's in London.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz / Answer

Where in the world do we go today? The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Karakorum mountain range. Host Marco Werman gets an update on the tragic accident that took the lives of 11 climbers on the range's highest peak -- K-2. We hear from Italian mountain guide Peter Verza who's been in contact with one of climbers who survived the accident.

Global Politics

The drone war in Pakistan

The Taliban in Pakistan have told the BBC that attacks by US drone aircraft are having an effect on Taliban activities in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Marco Werman talks with BBC's Islamabad Bureau chief Haroon Rashid to learn more.

Global Politics

Getting aid to Pakistan

Aid organizations are wondering why more money is not being donated to help Pakistanis. Some are saying it might be because of the country's reputation for corruption and as breeding ground for militants. The World's Clark Boyd has more.

Conflict & Justice

Obama backs India's UN bid

President Obama today supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Pakistan has strongly criticized this move. Washington Post UN correspondent Colum Lynch says India would benefit greatly from a permanent place on the Council.