Global Scan

Censorship? It's as bad as ever in Egypt

When the revolution deposed President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians thought they had gotten rid of censorship, too. But today's cartoon mocks the continuing censorship by the new military government. Also, why are Spaniards the most common cocaine users in Europe. And a Cold War-style confrontation is brewing between the US and China in the Pacific. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

This ad from Google India brought me to tears

Google is the most popular search engine in the world, but can it solve one of history's most intractable problems? A new ad from the company's India branch shows how two friends, divided by the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan, were reunited... with a little help from Google Search.

Global Scan

When it comes to spying, everyone is in everyone else's business

The NSA ha ignited a firestorm over its extensive spying on friends and allies alike, but it's clear the US is far from alone. Also, a new study finds billions of planets in the Milky Way that might be like Earth, and a former US president says he almost punched out a foreign leader. All this and more, in today's Global Scan.

Men Sentenced to Death for Rape and Murder in India

Four men in India were sentenced to death on Friday for the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi back in December. The incident forced many in India to do some soul searching about the ongoing violence toward women. Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman is founder of One Million Against Abuse Campaign and a survivor of rape.