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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.
China officially ends its "one child" policy. We also hear more about the dangers migrants in Europe face as the cold weather starts to settle in. Plus, we explore how the word "Texas" has entered the Persian language.
A recent spike in drug-related violence in Mexico is worrying residents. Also, Russian submarines are reportedly conducting exercises near undersea cables that carry the Internet between continents. Plus, we hear about a school where Korean men learn to be better fathers.
A new study suggests global warming will make parts of the Persian Gulf region so hot that people may not even be able to go outside for any length of time. Also, we take a look at a new Frontline documentary, "Inside Assad's Syria," which looks at the regime's efforts to draw tourists to the war-torn country. Plus, we learn how Ukrainians are mixing domestic politics with Star Wars.