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Global Scan

Iranians build an American aircraft carrier, sort of

Is Iran expecting relations with the US to go south again? US officials say Iran is building a replica of the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz — seemingly as a propaganda ploy. An imam who spoke for al-Qaeda after 9/11 says he became the terrorist organization's spokesman by accident. And the pope breaks with Italy's mafia, in today's Global Scan.

Darfur violence persists

More United Nations peacekeeping forces have been dispatched to the Darfur region of Sudan, but the killing still goes on, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Rich Williamson, the US Envoy to Sudan.


Geo answer

We asked you to name the capital of Southern Sudan in our Geo Quiz. The answer is Juba. It's a city that Manute Bol knew well.

Global Politics

Southern Sudan votes

People in southern Sudan vote in a referendum on independence this Sunday. This is not expected to be a close outcome: it would be a surprise if fewer than 90% of the votes were in favor of breaking away from the north. Matthew Brunwasser reports.