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People flocked to Catholic midnight mass in Jerusalem, but the vast majority of the churchgoers were Jews. Plus, a look back at the year with the students of a high-achieving public school in a poor part of Cape Town, South Africa. And, Santa Claus is making inroads in Turkish malls. Oh, and here's question for you: what country sends the most letters to Santa? And what country has created a special postal code just for letters to Santa?
Ethnic violence escalates in South Sudan. We speak with the US diplomat who helped mediate the peace talks between Sudan's north and south. Also, Edward Snowden gives a face-to-face interview with Washington Post writer Barton Gellman. And the Eastern European tradition of Krampus - for those who have had enough of Santa.
Russian prisoners are free in what a member of the band Pussy Riot describes as "a PR stunt." But how does it look from the viewpoint of Putin's supporters? Also, the father of the modern assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died. Plus, before you pour cheap rum into your holiday eggnog, we'll hear about rhum agricole, a spirit made in the French Caribbean.
Russia's highest-profile political prisoner goes free. What does this mean for other Russian dissidents? Also, why some Chinese are now apologizing for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution. Plus, an author creates a musical playlist to go with his critically-acclaimed novel.
Senegal is rolling out a national health program that uses on volunteer workers. As part of our Tracking Charity series, we look at the ethics of relying on free labor. Plus, an advocate for domestic workers weighs in on the arrest of an Indian diplomat accused of visa fraud and underpaying a maid she brought into the country. And, are all those plastic gift cards we give a burden on the environment?
Schools in Slovakia are going through their own Brown vs Board of Education moment trying to integrate Roma children into mainstream classrooms. Plus, a journey into Myanmar's thriving hip hop scene. And, the death of Ronnie Biggs, one of the men who pulled Britain's 'great train robbery.'