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Sierra Leone celebrates the end of the Ebola outbreak this weekend. But is it really the end? Plus, we talk about race in the US with Gary Younge. He's British, he's black and he used to live in the US, working as a columnist for Britain's Guardian newspaper. So he has an unusual perspective on issues such as racism and immigration. And also, Donald Trump is scheduled to host NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend. Mexican-American cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz weighs on in that, and also on SNL's history of employing Latino cast members.
We bring the latest on the investigation into what brought down that Russian plane in Egypt. We also hear about the Mexican Supreme Court ruling that opens the door for the legalization of marijuana for personal use in the country. Plus, did you hear the one about the ancient tree in England that appears to have changed its gender? We'll have the details.
China's polluting more than originally thought. What does that mean for the rest of the world? We also hear what the meeting between the presidents of China and Taiwan means to someone whose own family history has been shaped by the decades-old divide. Plus: Fish guts in Guinness stout. You heard that right. Guinness has been using a gelatin byproduct of fish bladder in its beer — but the company has now decided to stop.
Officials on the Greek island of Lesbos have declared a three-day period of mourning this week in remembrance of those migrants who've drowned near its shores. Also, we go to Brazil, to hear how efforts to "pacify" Rio's slums, or favelas, ahead of the Olympics next year have fallen short. Plus, 1,000 music fans in Italy create a video and persuade the Foo Fighters to come play in their small town.
Russian investigators are still trying to determine what brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai peninsula this past weekend. All 224 people on board were killed, most of them Russians on their way back from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. We also hear how popular Sharm el-Sheikh is as a destination for Russian tourists, and ask if Egypt's tourism industry can recover from the latest in a series of security-related incidents that put into question the area's general safety. Plus, the International Olympic Committee has announced that refugee athletes will be able to compete under the Olympic flag at the Rio Games next year.
Representatives from the United States, Russia and a number of other nations are gathering in Vienna, Austria, to look at ways to end the civil war in Syria. Plus, we hear the story of Azam, a young Syrian refugee who went missing in Belgrade a few weeks ago. Activists started a Twitter campaign, #FindAzam — and they did. We also take you to the ruins of Castle Frankenstein, which was home to a real mad scientist, and they're making good money these days throwing its creaky doors open at Halloween.