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Jury selection gets under way in the trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. We check in with a Russian-American journalist who's covering the case. Plus, we find out what happened on the first day undocumented immigrants were allowed to apply for driver's licenses in California. Some slept outside overnight to be there when the DMV opened, others told tales of driving on phony licenses. And, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto!
Migrant "ghost ships" abandoned by human smugglers off the coast of Italy. This week, two such ships have been left adrift, leaving hundreds of migrants stranded at sea. We'll also touch base with the Netherlands, where the government has rejected a request from UN human rights experts to provide thousands of homeless migrants with food and shelter. Plus, the story of dance instructor in New York City and a student in Baghdad. The lessons are done over Skype. Also, the tale of a Hungarian who had to leave his country in the 1950s, and the one thing he couldn't leave behind — his trumpet.
The New Year brings a re-trial for three journalists who spent 2014 in jail in Egypt. Also, a Russian-American author tells us how New Year's Day reminds her of Soviet days, and a special salad. Plus remembering some of the musicians who said good-bye in the past year.
We check in with Turkey, who's celebrating a holiday Zeynep Tufekci calls New Years'mas today — fitting, given St. Nick was born in Turkey. And we'll tell you about a group of Rwandan men charged with genocide but acquitted, but still not able to go home. Plus we give you an end-of-the-year news quiz.
Protesters hit the streets in Russia after prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is convicted of fraud and his brother sentenced to jail in what's widely seen as a politically motivated case. Also, we look at what a thaw in US-Cuba relations could mean for Cuba's environment. And one man has new tool to fight noise pollution in India.
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.