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Global Scan

What happens to displaced refugees when the World Food Program goes broke?

More than a million Syrian refugees could face hunger and death in the near future because the UN is running critically short of funds to provide food relief. And today is Giving Tuesday around the globe —have you donated to a non-profit yet? And Iranian cyber-attackers have infiltrated dozens of Western businesses in 16 countries. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Business, Finance & Economics

The decline in oil prices will put the squeeze on Iran and Russia — and give a jolt to American consumers

The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a decade — and it's still falling. That's put a major dent in the economies of some of the world's largest oil producers, like Iran and Russia. But in the US, it's cause for celebration, as falling oil prices are translating into plummeting prices at the pump.

Global Scan

Brazil wins the title for most faked injuries in the World Cup

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The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

The World's Marco Werman reports on Iran's Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. The group's founder, Saied Shanbehzadeh performed abroad. The government of Iran didn't like that, and now Shanbehzadeh is in exile with his group in Paris.

Global Politics

American journalist on trial in Iran

Iranian officials say the espionage trial of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi could produce a verdict within two weeks. Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib tells host Marco Werman that hardliners in Iran may be using Saberi's case to show Washington they can still play hardball.

Global Politics

Rural voters in Iran's election

The World's Laura Lynch hears from voters in rural Iran in the days leading up to Iran's presidential election. Iran's conservative incumbent is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He faces a strong challenge, but he remains popular outside Iran's cities.

Conflict & Justice

Word from Iran's supreme leader

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with L.A. Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi, about today's speech by Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei demanded an end to the massive street protests sparked by last Friday's presidential election.

Conflict & Justice

Iran's new nuclear proposal

A new proposal by Iran today is creating confusion among international negotiators. Iran wants to buy enriched uranium rather than send the uranium it already has to another country for processing. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Borzou Daragahi.