public health

Global Scan

Avian flu kills a Canadian, and more in today's global scan

Canada is dealing with its first death from H5N1, known as avian flu. The victim recently returned from Beijing, where officials say she contracted the disease. Meanwhile, '12 Years A Slave' is expected to take home awards this season, though it's a story that was almost lost to history. And police in the UK who carry guns will now have to wear body cameras. All in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Pacific tsunami strikes

A tsunami triggered by a strong quake in the South Pacific has killed more than 100 people in several islands. At least 77 people were reported dead in Samoa, more than 25 in American Samoa and at least six in Tonga. The World's Jeb Sharp has the latest

Global Politics

Hope for Haiti?

The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.