The world continues to laugh at the expense of the US, as President Obama proposes some limits on US surveillance. Other world leaders have different problems, from flying shoes to picking logos, all in today's Global Scan.
The Earth's changing climate is manifesting itself in various ways, researchers say, but it would appear the biggest impacts may be seen first in the tropical regions. And new research says we could see "unprecedented" temperatures there as soon as 2020.
African migrants risk all to head to the EU, looking for a better life, and many are dying on the way. Chinese farmers hope for a better life, by farming cockroaches. And more, from Myanmar to Japan, in today's Global Scan.
Disarmament staff of the OPCW are avoiding war in Syria, while a Somali pirate gets lured by stardom. And an international group is having a hard time finding any African leaders to praise, all in today's Global Scan.
A pair of researchers in Florida developed a startling hypothesis over a round of golf: Tracking fish could tell us more about meteorological patterns around the world. Two years later, that hypothesis is bearing out, with great impacts for science.
As scientists have been predicting since 2014, a powerful El Niño in the Pacific ocean is triggering extreme weather events and changes in weather patterns around the world. Some climate scientists are saying the lessons learned from this El Niño could help the world cope with the weather changes we can expect from climate change.
Before it was downgraded on Sunday to a post-tropical cyclone, Matthew hit southern Haiti extremely hard on Tuesday, killing hundreds of people. The impoverished nation has begun three days of mourning.
Winter has now hit North America and many of us are shopping for new winter boots. Researchers in Toronto came up with a rating system to test the slip resistance of 100 different types of winter boots, based on how they performed against icy conditions simulated in their state-of-the-art winter lab. You won't be happy with what they found.
Weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the coast of Mozambique, coastal cities are still struggling to recover. Disease and poverty have created increasingly dangerous circumstances to those who have lost their homes.