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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.
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.