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In Kenya's twist on 'The Office,' a fictional aid organization gets skewered

Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, are the non-profits that help provide everything from food to education to business support around the world. And many aid workers joke that NGOs make up an industry in itself. Now, a new comedy series produced in Kenya takes that joke a step further, about the inner workings of an aid group that just aids itself.

Global Scan

What kind of 2014 is in store for us?

2013 was a mixed bag for the world. Syria's chemical weapons are on the road to being neutralized, but dictator Bashar al-Assad remains in power. Fewer people around the world are going hungry, but many are now overweight or obese. And Japan is still a long way from solving the problems stemming from the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima. All those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

The Wire in Britain

A British opposition politician has criticized his government's record on crime. And he did it by comparing some British cities to what you would see on the American TV drama, �The Wire.� Anchor Jeb Sharp has details.

Global Politics

Iran marks 1979 revolution

Pro-government Iranians have been rallying to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the rally to attack the West. The opposition is trying to stage counter-demonstrations. The World's Laura Lynch has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Doctor Who wears tweed

Matt Smith is the latest actor to play the iconic Doctor Who character on British television. His choice of a Harris Tweed jacket for his incarnation of the Doctor has given the iconic Scottish fabric an unexpected boost. The World's Carol Zall reports.

Global Scan

What kind of 2014 is in store for us?

2013 was a mixed bag for the world. Syria's chemical weapons are on the road to being neutralized, but dictator Bashar al-Assad remains in power. Fewer people around the world are going hungry, but many are now overweight or obese. And Japan is still a long way from solving the problems stemming from the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima. All those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

In Kenya's twist on 'The Office,' a fictional aid organization gets skewered

Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, are the non-profits that help provide everything from food to education to business support around the world. And many aid workers joke that NGOs make up an industry in itself. Now, a new comedy series produced in Kenya takes that joke a step further, about the inner workings of an aid group that just aids itself.