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Global Scan

Irish women ride the rails to protest restrictions on abortion

Women in Ireland resurrect a protest tactic from four decades ago to fight the country's restrictive abortion laws. While in China, police crack down on an alleged "brothel" run out of a university hotel. It apparently gave discounts to those who had a student ID. And if you are a gravedigger, or anyone with a professional, or morbid, interest in the dead, there's a new dating site for you. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know which sea is connected to Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough. The answer is the Irish Sea. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Martin Wright, managing director of Marine Current Turbines that's trying to generate electricity from the tidal currents that flow through the narrows between the Strangford Lough and the sea.

Global Politics

Rural Irish leaders pushing to loosen country's drunken driving laws, citing lost pub sales

Ireland has targeted drunken driving in recent years, tightening restrictions and beefing up penalties. But a group of pub operators say those tighter laws are cutting into their profits, and they're seeking help from local government to create a system that authorizes drunken driving on rural roads.