Finland

Global Scan

Scandinavians, for the first time, are joining the jihad

Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for a Baltic country where the government says it's declaring war on tobacco. The answer is Finland. But as the BBC's Paul Henley reports from Helsinki, not everyone there appreciates the government's actions.

Politics

Finland loses weight, Nepal gets help

An anonymous millionaire is sponsoring an unusual weight loss campaign in Finland. For every 2 pounds shed by Finns ? 20 dollars will go to fund education for children in Nepal. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Finnish reporter Heli Keskinen.