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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.

Politics

China looms over Taiwan vote

The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the latest on the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in Taiwan, where concerns about relations with China loom large as Taiwanese voters prepare to go to the polls.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geo quiz, we are looking for the name of the building in Taiwan that held the title of world's tallest building? until the newly-opened Burj in Dubai came along to take top spot.

Politics

Tibet dilemma for Taiwan

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that the Chinese crackdown on Tibet -- and calls for an Olympic boycott over China's human rights record -- pose a dilemma for Taiwan's president-elect: that is, get closer to China

Politics

Taiwan's view of US election

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on how people in Taiwan view the U.S. presidential election, as many Taiwanese base their judgment on the current candidates on how past Republican or Democratic presidents have dealt with Taiwan.

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.