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Global Scan

Europe's comet lander snaps a killer selfie

Space may be the final frontier, but one of Earth's explorers paused earlier this month to snap a picture of what its seeing. Europe's Rosetta comet explorer probe grabbed a picture of the comet it's studying, and in the process caught a bit of itself, too. It's being called an interplanetary selfie, and it has taken the Internet by storm. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Canada will send an experimental Ebola vaccine to Africa

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has challenged health workers and scientists, because there is no vaccine. But an experimental vaccine from Canada has been offered up to potentially help 1,000 people. But who gets it? Meanwhile, a French community south of Paris is sticking by an old and hateful name. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Canada will send an experimental Ebola vaccine to Africa

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has challenged health workers and scientists, because there is no vaccine. But an experimental vaccine from Canada has been offered up to potentially help 1,000 people. But who gets it? Meanwhile, a French community south of Paris is sticking by an old and hateful name. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Business, Finance & Economics

Somali food protests

The global food crisis hit Somalia today where thousands of people protested in the capital, Mogadishu, as traders are refusing to sell food for anything except US dollars; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu.

Global Politics

Piracy vs. privacy

When President Obama made his first public comments on the rescue of an American cargo shop captain from Somali pirates, he said "...I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of privacy in that region." Some have called it a presidential flub, but The World's Jason Margolis says maybe so, but it's not as straightforward as it seems.

Conflict & Justice

Al Qaeda in Somalia

The World's Jason Margolis reports on the escalating violence in Somalia, and this week, a US naval submarine fired missiles into southern Somalia aimed at a what the US military said was an Al Qaeda target.

Arts, Culture & Media

The world's poorest countries

Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?