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Global Scan

Groupon, step aside. Now, you can fly like a billionaire — on the cheap

The Internet makes all things possible, like finding and hiring a private jet that just happens to be going your way ... for a song. Meanwhile, Delhi police are urging citizens to use their smartphones to catch abusive police. And an "e-coyote" explains why he wants the clients he smuggles across the US-Mexico border to post on Facebook, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

He became famous for fake interpreting Nelson Mandela's funeral — now he's plugging an Israeli start-up

South Africa was mortified when it discovered it allowed a sign language interpreter on stage next to world leader to sign what amounted to mere gibberish. The situation got worse when reports emerged he had been connected with criminal behavior. But the man at the center of the controversy is a star once more. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

'The Missing Picture' is the first Cambodian film to make it to Oscar night

Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.

Arts, Culture & Media

Thai army TV

Thailand's military announced today that all its troop movements will now be broadcast on the Army's TV station, and Host Marco Werman finds out why from the BBC's Jonathan Head in Bangkok.

Science, Tech & Environment

AIDS vaccine test results

The World's Laura Lynch reports that scientists who conducted an AIDS vaccine trial in Thailand say the results showed the vaccine cut the risk of infection by as much as a third. At least some scientists see the results announced today as encouraging.

Global Politics

Israeli growers on strike

Many farms rely on foreigners to do back-breaking, low-paying jobs. In Israel, that means importing farm workers from Thailand but the Israeli government now limits the number of guest workers. Israeli growers are protesting. Matthew Bell reports.

Global Scan

He became famous for fake interpreting Nelson Mandela's funeral — now he's plugging an Israeli start-up

South Africa was mortified when it discovered it allowed a sign language interpreter on stage next to world leader to sign what amounted to mere gibberish. The situation got worse when reports emerged he had been connected with criminal behavior. But the man at the center of the controversy is a star once more. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Thai army TV

Thailand's military announced today that all its troop movements will now be broadcast on the Army's TV station, and Host Marco Werman finds out why from the BBC's Jonathan Head in Bangkok.

Science, Tech & Environment

AIDS vaccine test results

The World's Laura Lynch reports that scientists who conducted an AIDS vaccine trial in Thailand say the results showed the vaccine cut the risk of infection by as much as a third. At least some scientists see the results announced today as encouraging.

Global Politics

Israeli growers on strike

Many farms rely on foreigners to do back-breaking, low-paying jobs. In Israel, that means importing farm workers from Thailand but the Israeli government now limits the number of guest workers. Israeli growers are protesting. Matthew Bell reports.