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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

For today's Geo quiz we asked you to name the beach in South Korea that hosts a summer mud festival. Jason Strother visited the seaside city of Boryeong to find out. The answer is Daecheon Beach

Global Politics

China nervous over naval drills

The US and South Korea will begin joint naval exercises to send a message to North Korea that further aggression will have serious consequences. China is not happy. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Orville Schell of the Center on US-China Relations.