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Global Scan

Are alleged ISIS passports a hoax?

When militants declared an Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, social media buzzed with photos and claims they were printing 11,000 passports. But a closer look at those photos suggests they are fake. Meanwhile, US Marines land in Iraq to scope out a mission to rescue people trapped by ISIS, and South Africa has its own humanitarian rescue, but for rhinos, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

BLK JKS is a four-piece band from Johannesburg. This group doesn't sound like anything you've heard out of South Africa before. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two members of the band.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Cape Town, South Africa. That's where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after being released from prison 20 years ago today. Cape Town resident Vanessa Watson remembers seeing Mandela that day right outside her home.

Sports

World Cup under way in South Africa

The 2010 soccer World Cup has opened with a spectacular ceremony in Johannesburg. It's the first FIFA World Cup on African soil and in Liberia, too, soccer fever is palpable, even though Liberia's team isn't even playing. Jason Margolis has more.