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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.

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Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today, we were searching for the name of the island nation that's home to the fastest man on earth. 21 year-old Usain Bolt, who set a new world record (9.72 seconds) for the men's 100 meters event over the weekend, was born in Jamaica - and that's the answer to our quiz.

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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.

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Geo answer

Producer Mariana Schroeder sent us an audio postcard from Jamaica ? the answer to our Geo Quiz. She stopped in for lunch at roadside stand manned by a 26-year-old cook named Omar. His specialty is Jerk.

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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.