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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.

Colombian march for hostage release

Manuel Rueda reports on a public outcry in Colombia, calling on the government and leftist rebels to come up with a deal to release hundreds of hostages held in the Colombian jungle.

Conflict & Justice

Hostages meet

We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.