# Hope For Akhtara: An update on Akhtara, an Afghan mother of four who was begging in the streets after suffering severe facial scars from an acid attack by her husband's killer before Radio Free Afghanistan stepped in.
# World Cup Mania: For one Iranian lawmaker, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is a path to immorality. Good thing he has a "precise plan" to keep a constant watch on the Iranian players and delegation accompanying them. The only Balkan teams competing -- Bosnia and Croatia -- can count on noisy support from some unlikely quarters. Paul the Octopus surprised the world with a string of accurate predictions in the FIFA World Cup in 2010, and this year the clairvoyant animal craze continues with Psychic Saiga, an antelope from Kazakhstan. BONUS POINTS: Test yourself to see how much you know about historic World Cup exploits of countries from RFE/RL's broadcast region.