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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.

Harvesting water from rooftops

The World's Jason Margolis reports that in many parts of the globe where water is scarce, people are boosting their supply by harvesting rainwater from their rooftops

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer: Coral Sea

We were looking for the name of the sea off Australia's northeast coast. It's where conservationists are studying sharks that swim in and around the Great Barrier Reef. The answer is the Coral Sea. Anchor Marco Werman explains why sharks in the Coral Sea are at risk of extinction.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a former convict settlement in a town located on Tasmania, Australia. The answer is Port Arthur. Producer Jake Warga, takes us on a ghost tour of the historic prison.