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Global Scan

Is the US secretly training Syria's rebels?

What is at stake in the ongoing Syrian civil war? Enough that the US is considering increasing its role in supporting the rebels — perhaps providing direct military support and training. Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Pope Francis says he might consider allowing priests to marry, while Belgium considers the possibility a hitman was behind an attack on a Jewish museum this weekend. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the birthplace of surrealist painter Rene Magritte. The answer is the city of Lessines, in the province of Hainaut in Belgium.

Global Politics

Tintin on trial

50 years ago this month, Congo became an independent nation. In the early 1930s, cartoonist Herge sent his intrepid boy reporter Tintin to Congo. But now, it's the subject of, a lawsuit brought by a Congolese immigrant. The World's Clark Boyd reports.