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Global Scan

Stepping out in the new year?

If being in the French Alps isn't enough of a thrill, now you can "step into the void" with only a glass floor to hold you. Indian police use bananas to recover stolen goods. And we introduce you to the Paradogs of World War II, Chess boxing, Christian Rock Pakistani-style, and more in today's Global Scan.

Politics

India's nuclear power plans hit bumps

The World's Rhitu Chatterjee reports on some of the obstacles to India's ambitious plans for nuclear power. There are concerns within India about liability in the case of accidents and land takings to build the plants.

Politics

Final IAEA Report on the Fukushima Disaster

The nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is considered the second worst nuclear disaster in history. Science journalist, Geoff Brumfiel has been writing about the Fukushima disaster for Nature magazine. He spoke with Marco Werman.

Politics

Haiti devastation emerges

The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.

Lifestyle & Belief

Renewables Fill the Power Gap

Marco Werman speaks with Chris Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute about the rise of solar and wind power in developing countries. Flavin says green power is an attractive alternative to unreliable service from the electric grid.