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Global Scan

Scientists come a step closer to making Star Trek's tractor beam a reality

Science fiction has long envisioned "tractor" beams that could grab and move physical objects using a laser or other stream of energy. Now scientists have created one, at least on a small scale. And we have some advice if you use heat in the winter. Most Brits, and many of us, apparently don't know how to use our thermostats. Also, Chinese officials go on a worldwide corruption hunt, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Islamic militants in Nigeria

Islamic militants are to blame for violence spreading across northern Nigeria. From the Abuja the BBC's Ahmed Idris tells anchor Katy Clark that although the fighters do not have broad popular support, they are well armed and financed.

Global Politics

Lead poisoning disaster in Nigeria

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Richard Fuller of the Blacksmith Institute, an organization that is helping to clean up a toxic mine in northern Nigeria where at least 170 people, mostly children, have died after being exposed to high levels of lead.