Famed composer Mamoru Samuragochi, known as "Japan's Beethoven" because he claims to be deaf, has admitted that he paid a ghost writer to compose his music. And the ghost writer says Samuraghochi may not actually be deaf.
Japan and China dispute which country owns several islands in the East China Sea. With its recent unilateral declaration of an air defense zone, China risks triggering an accidental conflict that could involve the US.
There's been no end to the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. And Yuriy Humber has a unique perspective. He's been reporting on the Fukushima meltdown for Bloomberg News in Tokyo and also lived through the Chernobyl disaster.
Disarmament staff of the OPCW are avoiding war in Syria, while a Somali pirate gets lured by stardom. And an international group is having a hard time finding any African leaders to praise, all in today's Global Scan.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.