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December 25, 2014
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PRI's The World: 12/24/2014 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.
PRI's The World: 12/23/2014 North Korea's Internet is back up after a series of outages over the past 24 hours. No one's really sure why it went down, or who might be behind it. But exactly who is online in North Korea, and what are they seeing on a daily basis? Also, a filmmaker and Muslim convert talked about helping in the production of a PBS documentary on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Plus, we profile the woman known as the "grandmother of computers."
PRI's The World: 12/22/2014 The police force in New York City is reeling after a weekend attack left two officers dead. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in Brooklyn by a man claiming it was in retaliation for recent slayings of black men at the hands of white police. Ramos was Hispanic, while Liu was Chinese American. We'll ask whether the NYPD reflects the ethnic diversity of this global city. Plus, a virtual reality program at the University of Southern California seeks to let ordinary Americans see, and feel, what it's like to live in war-torn Syria. And, The World's favorite music tracks of 2014.
World Headlines
Pope condemns religious persecution Pope Francis delivers his traditional Christmas Day address, denouncing violence against religious and ethnic minorities - notably in Syria and Iraq.
Father urges IS to free Jordan pilot The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State in Syria pleads with the militants to treat his son as a "guest" and release him.
Saudi women drivers in terror trial Two Saudi women who were detained for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists say.
Would you like a cat with your cappuccino?
Cat cafes are becoming a new way to find homes for shelter and rescue cats.
Oil prices shoot sky-high. Olive oil, that is.
A lousy crop means high prices. At least for the real thing.
New minimum wage laws bring Walmart pay raises
More money in the pockets of Walmart employees could also help the retailer.
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