Today's Global Hit features a singer from Norway who grew up in a Muslim immigrant community there. For Deeyah - as she's known - success came early...but it was followed by harassment and threats from her own community.
Norway is traditionally a Winter Olympics powerhouse. But Norway's haul is below expectations so far in Vancouver, and as The World's Carol Zall explains, that's fodder for jokes at Norway's expense in Sweden.
Norway's musk oxen are doing well today, but just a few years ago, when temperatures reached record highs, they died in unprecedented numbers. Now scientists say that may have been a warning of what is to come if the Earth's temperature continues to rise.
Legislators in the state of Victoria have imposed strict new rules on public protesters. Critics say it's an effort to clamp down on long-running protests. In Sri Lanka, it's hard to hold onto an executioner, even though no one has been executed for nearly 40 years. And Caribbean dads fight to be present when their kids are born, in today's Global Scan.
Cary Fowler, founder of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the author of a new book documenting its story and its treasures, explains why humanity needs a seed vault at the top of the world to ensure the genetic diversity of our agricultural heritage.