The World's Andrea Crossan is our animal beat reporter. And she loves it. Her list of the best animal stories of 2014 includes a shaggy dog named Arthur, a sexy shark named Lydia and boozy birds ending up in the drunk tank.
Ford hasn't sold its Mustang overseas since 1979. But now it is set to project US power abroad, with a V-8 engine. And Ford thinks the 2015 Mustang will sell in places like Australia, China and across Europe because it is so... American.
World War I led to more than 16 million deaths and more than 20 million people wounded. To mark the anniversary of the start of the war on Tuesday, the UK went dark Monday night — a tribute to the nation's victims. That story tops our Global Scan.
The Thai military leaders who took control of the country said they took over because the country wasn't happy. But their idea of creating happiness is a bit forced. LEGO makes a statement with its latest minifigures, and the Taliban say the US prisoner swap is inspiring them ... to capture more Americans. All that in today's Global Scan.