A deadly virus that first emerged in the Middle East has hit South Korea, where three people have died so far. Authorities have closed hundreds of schools and universities. But is that really necessary?
North Koreans may speak Korean, but not the kind they have to learn if they defect to the South. And even with a new smartphone app to guide them through South Korea's unfamiliar dialect, it's a tough and unnerving challenge.
A South Korean official said his government has evidence that North Korea attacked a South Korean warship in March. Forty-six sailors died in the sinking. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from Don Kirk, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor.
South Korea has threatened military strikes after an attack by the North killed two South Korean soldiers and set off one of the worst clashes between the two sides in decades. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
Gagaku is the oldest form of classical music in Japan. It thrived in Japanese imperial courts from the 700s. The tradition is rarely performed outside of Japan. But reporter Maria Bakkalapulo attended a performance in Scotland and tells us about it.
The U.S. Army often needs people who speak a specific language in its ranks. Many of those people though, while living in the United States, aren't U.S. citizens or permanent residents. That's presented a problem for the Army, but one that an innovative program aims to solve.
North Koreans live in fear of their government and even of their own thoughts. Yeonmi Park defected with her family at age 15 and offers a moving account of what it was like to live with a childhood of constant fear. Also, a Saudi psychologist describes how he deprograms terrorists. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.