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Global Scan

From Russia with smut: Inside the Soviet Union's porn collection

Russia allowed a rare glimpse inside its secret trove of porn, which Soviet officials snatched away from its citizens. Elsewhere, Ghana's government sent a planeload of cash to its World Cup heroes in Brazil to end a pay dispute. And PRI's The World answered all of your questions on the unfolding war in Iraq. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Sports

How can the US advance in the World Cup?

The fate of the US national soccer team is still up in the air. After a heartbreaking draw against Portugal on Sunday, everything now rides on their final game against Germany on Thursday. Reporter and soccer player Anders Kelto explains what needs to happen for the US to make it to the next round of the World Cup.

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Global Politics

Midwife of the Year

Preparing for childbirth in rural Ghana, where clinics are scarce and ill-equipped, is a frightening prospect. Mary Issaka should know. She has received the Midwife of the Year award from the Johns Hopkins affiliated group Jhpiego.

Conflict & Justice

Ghana gold

Gold mining is a key part of the development strategy of the West African country Ghana. But as Anna Boiko-Weyrach reports, there's growing concern about its impact on local communities and the environment.

Sports

All eyes on Ghana

Ghana is now the last African team left in the World Cup soccer tournament ? the first ever to be held in Africa. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's David Amanor in Ghana.

Business, Economics and Jobs

African Nations Cup in Istanbul

Istanbul is still basking as the host of the recent International Basketball Federation tournament. Now, Istanbul's African residents organized the African Nations Cup. Matthew Brunwasser sent us this report from the Ferikoy soccer stadium in Istanbul.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Why Ghana is Growing

In the current economic climate, it's hard to imagine a place where the economy is growing by 4, 5, or 6 percent. A place where banks are adding branches and holding onto their deposits. Even in the middle of a global recession, Ghana is doing great.