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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

Antarctica is sending the equivalent of 9.8 quadrillion ice cubes into the oceans each year

The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet is happening far faster than anyone previously thought. New research suggests Antarctica is releasing enough ice each year to make 9.8 quadrillion one-inch ice cubs — and that's contributing to a major increase in sea levels. Meanwhile, the violence in Nigeria is getting worse and French Catholic leaders are looking for donors. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

In today's Geo Quiz -- we asked for the name of the sea that lies between the Korean peninsula and the islands of Japan. The answer depends on whom you ask. The Sea of Japan is the internationally recognized name, but Koreans prefer the East Sea or the East Sea of Korea. Any of those serve as the answer to our quiz.

Conflict & Justice

America's role in South Korea

The US stations more than 28,000 troops in South Korea. They're a legacy of the Korean War. James Clad was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia from 2007 to 2009. He speaks with anchor Katy Clark about the US role in South Korea.

Global Politics

Single Mothers in South Korea

Single Mothers day in South Korea is a day that's getting support from adoptees who've moved back to Korea. They'd like to see single motherhood become more acceptable there so that unwed mothers feel less pressure to put their babies up for adoption.