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Global Scan

My affair? Next question...

François Hollande has long been under pressure for his policies. Now, he's under pressure around the details of an affair. Perhaps he needs a lesson from Abdul Saboor, praised as "Afghanistan's most honest man" in a country known for corruption. And is a woman on a swing a bit enticing? Some in Saudi Arabia say yes and want to stop it. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Sports

Baseball in Africa

Darrell Harvey reports from Ghana on efforts to take baseball to Africa, where Major League Baseball hopes to find new fans on the continent -- and perhaps a new source of talent.

Science, Tech & Environment

Rainmaking in the Amazon

The Amazon rain forest is a crucial player in the global climate system�for one thing it's a massive store of carbon, but The World's Alex Gallafent climbs a scientific tower in the Brazilian Amazon to explore another function: rainmaking.