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Global Scan

A Russian billionaire offers to help save the dogs of Sochi

Sochi's dogs were recently described as pests, expected to be exterminated from the Olympic venues. But that cavalier attitude prompted international outrage and at least one Russian billionaire has opened up his wallet to help save some of Sochi's dogs. Meanwhile, in the UAE, the government is ready to launch a drone delivery service. And a homeless man in England looks set to return to his native Jamaica, thanks to the generosity of strangers.

Global Scan

Woody Allen is in the spotlight again over old accusations

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof brought new media attention to Woody Allen's past over the weekend, when Kristof published a letter from Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, restating her claim that Allen had molested her. In Russia, Jamaica's bobsled team arrives in Sochi without their equipment. And a UN committee denounces the Vatican's handling of child sex abuse, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Is this China's environmental future?

Updated

China's notorious air pollution makes this photo of a digitally-presented sunrise in an ad seem very eerie. Uganda's president is reconsidering a widely-criticized anti-gay law that the country's parliament passed last month. And India's Olympic team just got the nod to head to Sochi, but can't represent the country. All that and more, in this special weekend edition of the Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz/Global Hit

For our Geo Quiz, we asked the name of the village where Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley was born. The answer is Nine Mile in Jamaica. Anchor Marco Werman tells us how Marley's hit "One Love" has become an unofficial anthem for many people around the globe.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo quiz

We were looking for Jamaica's largest city -- which also has the distinction of being the largest English-speaking city in the Americas south of the United States. The answer is Kingston. The World's Marco Werman tells about the recent restoration of an old Jewish cemetery in Kingston.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The 31-year old rapper Terry Lynn is following in the footsteps of Bob Marley. She writes and sings songs about injustice in her hometown of Kingston, Jamaica. Reporter Madeleine Bair profiles Terry Lynn.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the latest effort from reggae super-group, the Easy Star All Stars. The mostly Jamaican reggae super group has made a living out of reinterpreting concept albums in reggae and dub. Their current project targets the very FIRST concept album -- the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Global Scan

Is this China's environmental future?

Updated

China's notorious air pollution makes this photo of a digitally-presented sunrise in an ad seem very eerie. Uganda's president is reconsidering a widely-criticized anti-gay law that the country's parliament passed last month. And India's Olympic team just got the nod to head to Sochi, but can't represent the country. All that and more, in this special weekend edition of the Global Scan.

Global Scan

A Russian billionaire offers to help save the dogs of Sochi

Sochi's dogs were recently described as pests, expected to be exterminated from the Olympic venues. But that cavalier attitude prompted international outrage and at least one Russian billionaire has opened up his wallet to help save some of Sochi's dogs. Meanwhile, in the UAE, the government is ready to launch a drone delivery service. And a homeless man in England looks set to return to his native Jamaica, thanks to the generosity of strangers.