Gerry Hadden

Global Scan

New Zealanders will vote on whether to update their flag

A flag is usually a symbol of national pride. But not necessarily in New Zealand, where voters will get to decide whether to ditch the design that dates to colonial times. And for some reason a Cadillac ad that lauds America's work ethic and paints Europeans as slackers just rubs some Europeans the wrong way. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Geo answer

French writer Antoine de Saint Exupery disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission during World War II. Now a new book claims to have the answer to what happened to him.

Conflict & Justice

Child maids in Morocco

In Morocco human rights groups are pointing out the use � and abuse � of children as house maids. They say each year thousands of girls from poor families are sent to work among the wealthy. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Casablanca.

Global Politics

One Spanish town's recession

In Spain, the economic crisis is hitting small towns particularly hard. Now, basic public services such as trash pick-up are going neglected in places such as the village of Collbato, in northeast Spain. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.