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Global Scan

Welcome to Sochi?

The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Icelanders say they want to house Syrian refugees — but in Greece the government and residents are overwhelmed

Iceland's government says it's willing to accept 50 Syrian refugees during the next two years. But a Facebook event page has been created to challenge that policy and more than 10,000 Icelanders on the page have offered to take in Syrians on the run. Meanwhile, on the Greek island of Lesbos, a sharp increase in the number of refugees arriving on the island is leaving government officials and residents overwhelmed.

Politics

'The Black Report'

The song and dance at the Reykjavik City Theatre in Iceland is on hold for a few days. They're offering a dramatic reading of a report on the country's banking collapse. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Magnis Thortarson of the Reykjavik City Theater.

Health & Medicine

Under the Ash in Iceland

The ash plume over Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano has almost disappeared. But the ash that has fallen over the past days is something of a nightmare for people on the ground. Icelandic journalist Thora Arnorsdottir speaks to anchor Lisa Mullins about it.