Li Na

Global Scan

European youth have started the #BloodBucketChallenge

After the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge that swept YouTube, European young people are hoping for viral success with a campaign to bring world attention back to the conflict on Ukraine's eastern border. Meanwhile, killing is the subject of newly-published scientific research. In this case, the killers, though, are chimps. And a Chinese tennis star retires in her 30s, having brought tennis and a bit of sports freedom to her home country, in this weekend's Global Scan.

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Chinese tennis star Li Na is calling it a career

Tennis player Li Na never reached number one on the women’s world tour, and she only won two Grand Slam tournaments — most recently, this year’s Australian Open. But her retirement announcement Friday was greeted as a major event by the tennis world.