For the first time, some kids will learn about atheism as part of the curriculum in Ireland's public elementary schools. But only about 10% of kids. Those are the ones attending new and very popular "multi-denominational" schools.
South Africa was mortified when it discovered it allowed a sign language interpreter on stage next to world leader to sign what amounted to mere gibberish. The situation got worse when reports emerged he had been connected with criminal behavior. But the man at the center of the controversy is a star once more. That and more in today's Global Scan.