Global Scan

Scandinavians, for the first time, are joining the jihad

Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Carbon dating forensics

Researchers in Sweden have come up with a technique to use radioactive carbon in the atmosphere, to figure out the age of unidentified dead bodies. The scientists measure levels of carbon-14 in teeth. The World's David Baron has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Taken By Trees

The music is from a new album by �Taken By Trees.� That's the artistic name of Swedish singer-songwriter Victoria Bergsman. She recorded the album in Pakistan. Bergsman really wanted to record with Sufi musicians.

Global Scan

That little bit of vandalism will cost you $25,000

If you've ever visited the Colosseum in Rome, you know how truly stunning it can be. One visitor, however, decided to commemorate his trip by leaving his mark on the historic structure. Local officials, however, didn't take kindly to that. That story and more in today's Global Scan.