Wars are often won or lost based more on logistics than on strategy. That's why the US military is looking into printing its supplies on the battlefield. Meanwhile, Britain has ended the evolution vs. creationism debate in its schools. Guess which won? And we tell about an Iranian soldier who could save Iraq. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
In 1972, a West Belfast widow was abducted in front of her family, taken off and killed. The IRA admitted to the murder 27 years later, and now, newly-released interviews implicate Irish politician and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams.
Great Britain's Kelly Gallagher won Paralympics gold at the Sochi Winter Games, with a victory in the visually impaired super-G. The 28-year-old from Northern Ireland and her guide Charlotte Evans use a bluetooth device to communicate and stay within a ski's length of each other.
You'd think no one could possibly object to something as simple as free hugs. But that's not the case in Saudi Arabia. Plus, a boy who died 24,000 years ago has given clues to the origin of Native Americans in the US, and the Israeli government is struggling with the mafia. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Fertilizer is perhaps the most common ingredient in IEDs in Afghanistan, Iraq and has also been used in bombs in the United States and around the world. Scientists have tried for years to make ammonium nitrate fertilizer less detonable without success. Until now.
The Irish language has often been viewed as a weapon by Irish Catholic and an enemy tongue by the country's Protestants. But no longer, if some Irish have their way. They're trying to reclaim the language for both sides, and take the politics out of it.
There's not previously been a legal abortion clinic on the Irish island. But this week, a new clinic opened in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While it won't provide surgical abortions, women who meet strict criteria can go there and get the abortion pill. The whole episode marks a change in Irish culture, but has still ignited protests.
Most voters in Northern Ireland wanted the UK to remain in the European Union. But with Brexit now a reality, some are lining up to get passports from neighboring Ireland, which stays in the EU regardless of what the UK does.
The EU handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day "absolute deadline" on Friday to improve her divorce terms and meet three key conditions, including on the border between EU-member Ireland and Britain's province of Northern Ireland.
The city of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland is still healing from years of sectarian conflict. Two priests, one Catholic and the other Protestant, have written a book about how to get to true peace. The only way, they say, is through forgiveness.