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Friday on The World: Palace intrigue in North Korea - we look for meaning in the reported execution of Kim Jon Un's uncle. Also, we ask what the US owes the Pakistani doctor said to have helped in the search of Osama Bin Laden. And Nelson Mandela's remarkable tolerance for people making fun of him.
Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, gives his annual state of the nation address and the whole world listens, including the leaders in Washington. Also, China turns up the heat on western news organizations. And, India's Supreme Court reinstates a ban on gay sex.
The US suspends non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels after a US-supplied warehouse falls into the hands of extremist factions. Plus, Pope Francis re-brands Catholicism and earns Time's "Person of the Year." Also, a charitable foundation is the highest bidder for Hopi tribal masks and vows to return them to the Hopi Nation.
Thousands of leaders and South Africans gather in the pouring rain to remember Nelson Mandela. Plus, as politicians gathered there was one handshake shown around the world. And, a classic American icon revs up for overseas markets
We take a look at the continuing protests in Ukraine, as the country's divide continues between east and west. Also, a rare glimpse into the closed-door politics of North Korea as leader Kim Jong Un has his uncle, and former mentor, arrested. Plus, a ride down one of the wildest ziplines on the planet.
The passing of an icon: tributes from all over the globe are paid to Nelson Mandela from students in Cape Town to restaurant-goers in Brooklyn. Exploring Mandela's impact on education policy, the battle against AIDS, and the lessons of his actions for resolving conflicts from Nigeria to Syria.