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Global Scan

Is the Russian bear awakening?

Rumors of possible Russian intervention abound as protests in the Ukraine escalate. And even the Pope's weekend prayer for peace in the country ended in an ominous sign. Working-class stiffs in the Republic of Congo show that style isn't exclusive to the rich. And a New Zealand doc doesn't let a shark attack ruin his day, in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's geo quiz is New Zealand's North Island, where conservationists struggled to save two pygmy sperm whales stranded on the island's eastern coast. The World's David Leveille has the story.