illegal drugs

Global Scan

The interpreter scandal at Mandela's memorial takes a bizarre turn

We are learning more about the fake interpreter for the deaf who signed gibberish during Mandela's memorial service. He may well have posed a security risk. We highlight an Ethiopian village that has found a path out of poverty, only to be resented by its neighbors. And Greenpeace activists are learning that being "free" on bail in Russia has its limits, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Plant food or dangerous drug

The World's Laura Lynch reports on the growing popularity of a 'legal drug' know as Mephadrone in Britain. It's legally sold a plant food, but it's been blamed as the cause of death for two British teens, and lawmakers are talking about a ban.

Global Politics

Manuel Noriega Returns to Panama

Ex-Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega is sitting in a minimum security prison in Panama these days. A US military invasion toppled the dictator in 1989 and he's been tucked away in prison cells in Miami and France ever since.