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Global car woes

President Obama says bankruptcy is an option for General Motors. Those words rippled today throughout the globe -- with share prices for major car companies outside the U.S. sliding. The World's Jason Margolis reports on the global impact of the auto crisis in the United States.

Global Scan

Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.