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Global Scan

The Ukrainian government moves to violently shut down the Kiev protest

Violent scenes of fires and stun grenades are playing out in Kiev as riot police attempt to dislodge those protesting Ukraine's tilt toward Russia. Foreign governments are condemning the violence. In Saudi Arabia, women will need male chaperones to visit medical clinics. And the Great Barrier Reef is under attack — from carnivorous starfish, in today's 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.