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Global Scan

Soon women in Saudi Arabia may be driving — as long as they don't wear makeup

Saudi Arabia has been criticized for years for refusing to allow women to drive in the kingdom. That ban may soon be lifted — though the change comes with some fine print. Meanwhile, leaked documents reveal how IKEA avoids paying corporate taxes. And the Miss Uganda competition takes an agricultural turn. Those stories and more, in today's Global Scan.

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Australian state of New South Wales, where an exodus of sheep shearers is adding to the woes of an already troubled wool industry. Reporter Phil Mercer has the story.

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is New South Wales. The Australian state is the site of a high-profile drug trial. It became even more high profile, after the defense team discovered the jury was doing puzzles in the jury box. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with defense attorney Phil Stewart.