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Global Scan

A computer saves a Russian man from a bear attack

Encounters between hungry bears and people are increasingly common in Russia. But one encounter had an unexpected twist — and suggests a new use for that outdated computer. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, the city's top leader says the city's poor can't be trusted with the right to vote. And Rwanda starts screening Americans for Ebola. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Politics

Catalans march for an independence vote of their own

Hundreds of thousands of Catalan nationalists and their supporters rallied in the streets of Barcelona Thursday to celebrate the vote for independence from Spain they have organized in November. But unlike in Britain, which supports the Scottish referendum, the vote in Catalonia is opposed by Spain. In fact, Madrid says it won't take place.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Bebe

In our Global Hit today is from a Spanish singer who was thought to be a flash in the pan after her successful first recording. But as The World's Marco Werman tells us, some pop stars work better when they take the time to create.

Politics

Spain faces its debt

The head of the International Monetary Fund gave Spain a vote of confidence today, saying the country is taking the right steps to tackle its growing public deficit. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona.