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Conflict & Justice

Chinese dissident sentenced

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing on today's sentencing of a leading Chinese dissident. Liu Xiaobo will spend 11 years in prison for what the government calls subversion, after he drafted a manifesto calling for political change in China.

Global Politics

al Qaeda in Yemen

Washington has launched a new effort to take on al Qaeda in Yemen. Recent air strikes have inflicted a toll on militants, but have also spread anti-American fervor. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Time magazine correspondent Vivienne Walt.

Arts, Culture & Media

KFC Christmas

Christmas isn't a national holiday in Japan but many Japanese celebrate the 25th with a special meal: fried chicken ? specifically, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Colonel Sander's chicken is considered a Christmas tradition there. Akiko Fujita reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for an old city that celebrated the pagan festival Saturnalia this time of year. The answer is ancient Rome. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dan Snow, who blogs for the BBC History Magazine, about Saturnalia.