Jokes about the US government weren't just coming from the outside this week - a roast held for former VP Dick Cheney had some dark humor about waterboarding. And speaking of ex-leaders, did you know former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had his own basketball team? An American player was even on the roster. That and more in today's Global Scan.
President Barack Obama is still caught in a deadlock with Congress, an elusive Sumatran rhino was caught on camera and a group of researchers caught a glimpse of an ice tunnel in Sweden. More in today's Global Scan.
Male members of a small, mouse-like species in Papua New Guinea that care barely stand to come into contact with female members of their species, according to new research. Meanwhile, old episodes of Doctor Who, the pop-hit TV show, have resurfaced. Today's Global Scan.
Israeli's PM is in trouble for his Twitter again, but not because of something he said, but rather who he followed. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, satire proved a bit too tricky for some to understand and in Malaysia, the word Allah is now reserved for the Islamic God, and no one else. 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.
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.
US politicians have a momentary truce, of sorts, but are still riding in opposite directions. Bakers are madly cross-breeding the croissant and donut in a giant race to have the least healthy food on earth. And South Korean police go Gangnam. Here are the stories we are following in today's Global Scan.
South African cartoonist Zapiro responded to a story that has transfixed his nation - the gruesome rapes and killings of children - by penning this image. It's one of the stories we are tracking today, among others that range from sad to strange, in this daily edition of the Global Scan.
There's giant, silvery, sea-monster like fish turning up on California beaches, and no one knows why. Meanwhile chocolate prices seem set to rise and China's pollution causes one city, Harbin, to close schools.