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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.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answers to today's Geo Quiz are the singer Umm Kulthoum, and Egypt, her native country. Christie's Auction House in Dubai will soon auction off a pearl necklace that once belonged to the singer. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from David Warren, head of jewelry for Christie's in Dubai.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

Congress is voting on legislation that would simplify the visa application process for foreign musicians who want to perform in the U.S. The World's Marco Werman has the story.

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.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Lebanese-American held in Dubai

A California man has been detained for almost three months without charges in the United Arab Emirates. Lawyers for Naji Hamdan, a US citizen originally from Lebanon, says he's being held the behest of the US government.