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Which World Cup team are you cheering for and why?

Maybe you're among the lucky soccer fans travelling to Brazil to experience World Cup 2014 — or more likely you're watching as many of the the beautiful games as you can on cable. In any case there are 32 teams representing 32 countries that have earned the right to compete in Brazil. So how do you pick a World Cup team to cheer for?

Global Scan

iPhone won't stay charged? Blame Facebook

A German researcher and a former American Apple store employee both say iPhone battery problems are mainly caused by one app: Facebook. Meanwhile, Russians hear that the rest of the world's problems are all the fault of moral decay and political fascism outside the country. And in the developing world, a soccer ball was supposed to provide light for study, but is prone to break.

Global Scan

Could São Paulo's drought affect the World Cup this summer?

In today's Global Scan, São Paulo, the world's sixth largest city and a host city for this summer's World Cup, is running dry. Without more rain soon, rationing will have to start. North Korea normally blocks all contact with the West, but it has an exception — a university just for the sons of the elite. And Argentinians use an app to police prices in the supermarket.

Sports

You, too, can join the 'Brazil Nuts' on their 1966-km walk to the World Cup

Adam Burns, Dave Bewick and Pete Johnston are hardcore English soccer fans. How hard core? They've decided to fly to Mendoza, Argentina and then walk more than 1,000 miles to Porto Alegre, Brazil. The idea isn't just to support England's soccer team, but also to raise awareness about the deadly drought that the region of Bahia is currently experiencing.

Global Scan

New clashes in Kiev, reviewing the guest list for Syria's peace talks, and Russian fears of 'black widows'

The situation in Kiev remains volatile, with protesters in favor of closer ties with the European Union burning buses and hurling projectiles at police. And planned Syria peace talks in Geneva this week were nearly derailed by a UN invitation to include Iran. And Russia is looking for four women it is worried may be planning suicide attacks at the Sochi Olympics. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Mercedes Sosa

Argentines lined the streets of Buenos Aires today to honor a national hero. A hearse carried the body of folk singer Mercedes Sosa through the streets of the capital. Sosa died yesterday. She was 74 years old. Marco Werman has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Mercedes Sosa

Argentines lined the streets of Buenos Aires today to honor a national hero. A hearse carried the body of folk singer Mercedes Sosa through the streets of the capital. Sosa died yesterday. She was 74 years old. Marco Werman has more.

Global Politics

Argentina's bailout

Argentina's President (Cristina Fern-ndez de Kirchner) this week announced plans to nationalize the country's private pension funds. Some see it it as a reasonable move in times of a financial crisis.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman pays a final tribute to the late Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa . Her funeral today follows three days of national mourning in Argentina.

Global Politics

Argentina tests stolen children

The stolen children of Argentina's 'disappeared' are now being forced to learn who they really are through DNA testing. Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin profiles the case of one woman who initiated the DNA drive about 10 years ago.