Sudan

Global Scan

Iranians build an American aircraft carrier, sort of

Is Iran expecting relations with the US to go south again? US officials say Iran is building a replica of the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz — seemingly as a propaganda ploy. An imam who spoke for al-Qaeda after 9/11 says he became the terrorist organization's spokesman by accident. And the pope breaks with Italy's mafia, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Want to pronounce Sochi like a native?

It turns out many of us are mispronouncing the name of the Winter Olympics' host city, where the language, Russian, isn't always easy for non-native speakers. We'll help you with your Olympic vocabulary. Plus, a Spanish woman faces a stiff penalty for her tweets, and South Koreans lead the world in something they may not be proud of. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Keeping out peacekeepers

The chaos in Chad has prevented European peacekeeping forces from deploying there and it's also raising more concerns about the long-delayed peacekeeping force for Darfur, as The World's Jeb Sharp has more.

Global Politics

Sudan's looming crisis

A long-planned referendum could split Africa's largest nation in two. Some see big trouble ahead for Sudan if the independence vote is mishandled. On Friday President Obama is expected to attend a high level UN meeting on Sudan. Jeb Sharp reports.