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.


Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the British overseas territory of Bermuda. 400 years ago this island in the North Atlantic off the east coast of the U.S. was an important way station for ships voyaging to the New World. It was also the scene of an important shipwreck, one that probably inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest. British writer Simon Winchester sends us an audio postcard from Bermuda.

Conflict & Justice

New homes for the Uighurs

The World's Carol Hills reports on the debate surrounding the relocation of the Guantanamo Uighurs. Many island nations have stepped up to take them in, but it appears that no good deed goes unpunished.

Global Politics

The fortified island

For the Geo Quiz today we are looking for a British territory in the Atlantic. It is a small island, but has one of the world's highest concentrations of historic forts.


Researcher looks for new ways to repel sharks

Scientist Eric Stroud spent years as a pharmaceutical chemist. But, after an unpleasant cruise the Bermuda, he gave that up in order to pursue research in ways to protect humans from sharks. But his work has also shifted to ways to protect sharks from humans. And he's made fascinating findings.