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Today we hear about the role of women in extremism. There have been women jihadis before, although most have been used to 'anchor' men to extremism rather than becoming attackers themselves. Plus, some have compared the devastating floods in India to the disaster in New Orleans after Katrina. We also hear the pros and cons of building more nuclear power plants in order to help decrease greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle climate change.
Today, we hear a global reaction to the tragic mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. We also hear about the global market in military-style assault weapons, and compare how easy it is to get them here in the US versus other parts of the world. Plus, as the climate summit continues in Paris, we have a story about the threat posed by global warming and rising sea levels for coastal communities in India.
The war in Syria can sometimes seem far away and impersonal, but one man, a citizen journalist in rebel-held Syria, wants to change that. Also, where are ISIS fighters in Syria getting their weapons and munitions? Plus, China is promising to clean up its act when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Is this for real this time?
The European Union pays Turkey to stop the flow of refugees and asylum seekers. Meanwhile, Germany joins in the fight against ISIS – and Germans wonder whether that makes them a target. Plus, a journalist checks out charities and offers advice on how to make your donation count.
Can world leaders get their act together on climate change? That's the big question at the global climate summit, which starts today in Paris. We'll have a preview. Also, the summit is taking place amid heightened security in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks. There's also been a lot of discussion here in the US about what constitutes terrorism, after the term was widely used to describe the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last Friday. Marco discusses what is terrorism, and what isn't, with anti-terrorism expert Juliette Kayyem. Plus, an Italian sports reporter gives us his take on Kobe Bryant's announced retirement. The NBA star grew up partly in Italy and has a huge following there.
Despite the cold and bad weather in the Mediterranean, thousands of migrants keep trying to reach Europe. We'll have the latest. Later we hear an incredible story of a Jewish girl who survived World War II by hiding beneath the kitchen floor in the house of a woman she didn't know. Plus, we'll bring you a report from Iceland on how a warming climate is literally changing the country's landscape. Glaciers are melting, and scientists are worried that the melting could lead to more volcanic eruptions.