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The story of missing AirAsia flight 8501, which is presumed to have crashed with 162 people on board. We'll have the latest information on the search, plus a look at AirAsia's CEO and how his airline has transformed air travel in the region in recent years. Plus, Facebook pulls a post by a prominent Tibetan writer based in Beijing. Facebook says it's protecting users from graphic content; but others worry Facebook may be responding to pressure from Chinese authorities. Also today, foot care for migrants coming over the US border and the quest to make the perfect vegan SPAM.
Remembering the December 26, 2004 tsunami, the most powerful ever recorded. It took the lives of nearly a quarter of a million people. Plus, the veteran behind the website War Ink, which shows examples of how soldiers are commemorating their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan with tattoos. And we find out why Meggy Weggy, the stuffed kitty from Massachusetts, has been spotted over Tokyo.
Iraqi Christians celebrate the holiday - as refugees in Jordan. The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi talks about being Indian and Muslim at Christmastime. And... Marco Werman tours Boston's neighborhoods to find the best ethnic foods.
A pilot from US-ally Jordan is captured by ISIS. We get Jordanian reaction. How Cubans have been getting the Internet - on foot. And a new look at Dylan Thomas, with new music for his Child's Christmas in Wales.
North Korea's Internet is back up after a series of outages over the past 24 hours. No one's really sure why it went down, or who might be behind it. But exactly who is online in North Korea, and what are they seeing on a daily basis? Also, a filmmaker and Muslim convert talked about helping in the production of a PBS documentary on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Plus, we profile the woman known as the "grandmother of computers."
The police force in New York City is reeling after a weekend attack left two officers dead. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in Brooklyn by a man claiming it was in retaliation for recent slayings of black men at the hands of white police. Ramos was Hispanic, while Liu was Chinese American. We'll ask whether the NYPD reflects the ethnic diversity of this global city. Plus, a virtual reality program at the University of Southern California seeks to let ordinary Americans see, and feel, what it's like to live in war-torn Syria. And, The World's favorite music tracks of 2014.