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Global Politics

Australia's prime minister ignites controversy by labeling opposition leader a 'misogynist'

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard went on the offensive, recently, telling her opponent he had no right to lecture her on sexism — because of his own behavior. In a 15-minute speech, she cited multiple examples of his "misogyny" — and in the process ignited a discussion about the meaning of the word, which might change the dictionary itself.

Global Scan

Just how big is that comet the European Space Agency is going to land on?

Out in space, comets don't seem that big compared to planets and all. But this chunk of rock and ice would rival the tallest mountains we know. Some have even created photos showing how it would tower over Los Angeles. Meanwhile in Australia, a Pizza Hut makes a major PR gaffe when it decides to throw in a free pet with every large pizza order. And the American-raised son of a terrorist decides to tell his story. All in this edition of the Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

China sticks to relay plan

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that Chinese officials and the head of the International Olympic Committee today said that the Olympic torch relay will proceed as planned despite the protests that have caused major disruptions along the route.