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Global Scan

Forget the apple. Saudi Arabia is offering its best teachers a Bimmer

Saudi Arabia has a plan to reward its best teachers with thousands of dollars and luxury cars. Student rewards come next. Elsewhere, a Russian monastery hopes to solve the country's mozzarella shortage. And a three-year-old movie gives you a an accurate sense of what it is like fighting the Ebola outbreak. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

How new technologies are bringing water to the developing world

The introduction of better water management and water technology can change lives in places like Sub Saharan Africa. And it’s not just Sub Saharan Africa where water is a problem. The United Nations estimates that three-quarters of a billion people lack access to clean water and that almost two-point-five billion lack access to adequate sanitation. One solution to the problem may be through innovation and technology. Here's a look at three that are trying to make a difference.

Indonesia reconsiders Suharto

Indonesia's former dictator Suharto is still in critical condition after coming close to dying recently; the 85-year-old Suharto ruled the country for more than three decades and was responsible for many human rights abuses

Music Heard on Air

Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 10, 2011. Artists featured are: John McCormack, Just A Band, AfroCubism, Pell Mell, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Senge, Oran Etkin.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were searching for the home of Komodo dragons. The answer is Komodo Island in Indonesia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Paulette Mitchell, a freelance writer and world traveler, who survived a visit to Komodo Island.