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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.

Global Scan

Is this the space vehicle that will be NASA's alternative to Russia's 'taxi service' to orbit?

As US-Russia relations deteriorate, NASA is picking up the pace on finding a way to get to the International Space Station without relying on Russian rockets. Three private companies could get the nod from NASA this week. Meanwhile, ISIS is emerging as a more dangerous global threat, with evidence that it is researching weapons of mass destruction and possibly targeting the pope. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the landmark piazza in the Italian city of Venice. The answer is Piazza San Marco or Saint Mark's Square. It's one of the lowest points in the city...and currently under feet of water after two days of record flooding. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with shop owner Robert Caruti to finds out how the city of canals is coping.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz sent us in search of a European country whose borders are shifting as a result of climate change. The answer is Italy. Anchor Lisa Mullins explains why.

Global Politics

Quake victims at the G8

This year's G8 summit takes place in L'Aquila, the site of a devastating earthquake in April. Locals who've been living in tents since the quake are protesting. They say too much went into preparing for the G8 and too little into helping L'Aquila recover.

Global Politics

Insect invades Italy

Italy is facing a new invader ? this one of the insect variety. The red palm weevil from North Africa is munching Rome's famous palm trees and is threatening to change the country's landscape. Megan Williams reports from Rome.