Julia Simon

Global Scan

Typhoon Haiyan's immense scale is best understood from space

The Philippines continues to try and put the pieces back together after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country. Somalia says journalism should be reserved for people age 40 and over and Batman has been jailed in Singapore. Yes, really. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Egypt's Ali G.

A new Egyptian TV show features a fake Italian talk show host who interviews unsuspecting Egyptian officials. He asks them sexually suggestive questions, which is taboo in Egypt. But the host steers well clear of political satire. Julia Simon reports.