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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.

Global Scan

Italy's army enters the marijuana business

Italy recently allowed the chronically sick to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes. But the country's supply has been severely constrained. Now the army is stepping in. Meanwhile, in Canada, the elk supply is anything but constrained and that's a problem. And President Barack Obama may have to ally with Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Science, Tech & Environment

Earthquake hits central Italy

An earthquake struck central Italy this morning. The quake was centered near the medieval city of L'Aquila, about 60 miles northeast of Rome. Italian authorities say about a 100 people were killed and at least 1500 have been injured. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Dominic Hughes in central Italy.

Politics

Roman Coliseum opens to public

The Coliseum will open areas long closed to visitors. Beginning in the fall of 2010 tourists will have a ?backstage pass' to the third level of the ancient arena. The World's Nancy Greenleese gives has a sneak preview.

Politics

Italy's immigration law

Italy has had a strict immigration law similar to Arizona's for years. Reporter Christopher Livesay travelled with police in Milan to get a glimpse of how that law is enforced.