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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 But one encounter had an unexpected twist — and suggests a new use for that outdated computer.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.

Global Scan

India's low-budget Mars probe snaps an iconic photo of the red planet

India's Mars mission keeps grabbing headlines — including this week, when the probe took this remarkable photo. Meanwhile, the US is shipping more of its oil overseas than at any time in the past 50 years, and that's a good sign gas prices are heading down. And ISIS thwarts US airstrikes with a speedy change in its tactics, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Nicaraguans are told to eat lizards — because of a drought

Nicaragua is suffering under a terrible drought, which is reducing food stocks and raising food prices. That's made it increasingly difficult for Nicaraguans to have an adequate diet. So government officials are encouraging Nicaraguans to raise and eat lizards. Meanwhile, if you've seen a popup ad recently, the man behind them wants you to know he's sorry. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Sports

Hoops Hype website

Many basketball fans hang on the words and wisdom of hoopshype.com to find out what's really going on in their sport, but not many realize that the site is run by three Spanish guys in Madrid, as The World's Gerry Hadden has their story.

Global Politics

Spain's bailout plan

Spain's construction industry has been hit hard by the country's economic downtown. Now the socialist government there has unveiled a 15-billion dollar economic rescue plan to help get people back on the payroll.

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.

Global 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.