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Global Scan

Iran and US agree, but on what exactly we're not sure

The news over the weekend was of an agreement between leaders of six world powers and Iran over that country's nuclear program — but what the agreement really says isn't really, well, agreed. Still, there was no shortage of strong feelings about the deal. Plus, a Canadian town has developed a system for dealing with polar bear visits to town. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for one of Islam's holiest cities. The answer is Mecca. Jake Warga traveled to a different mosque? the Jumeirah Mosque in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, and sent us this sound piece.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the world's tallest completed building, and the answer is Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Jake Warga recently took a tour of Taipei 101 and sent us an audio postcard.

Lifestyle & Belief

Update: Plane terror alert

President Obama says investigators have uncovered a credible terrorist threat against the United States. Mr. Obama was referring to the interception of two packages containing explosives. Lisa Mullins gets an update from the BBC's Paul Adams.

Conflict & Justice

French law challenged

Human Rights Watch International is challenging one of France's anti-terrorism laws: the group says the so-called 'criminal association' law can get a person in trouble for who he knows, and that's a violation of civil liberties.

Global Scan

Iran and US agree, but on what exactly we're not sure

The news over the weekend was of an agreement between leaders of six world powers and Iran over that country's nuclear program — but what the agreement really says isn't really, well, agreed. Still, there was no shortage of strong feelings about the deal. Plus, a Canadian town has developed a system for dealing with polar bear visits to town. That and more, in today's Global Scan.