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Conflict & Justice

Squatting in London

Londoner Katherine Hibbert was 26 years old and doing fine until she was laid off and informed that her rent was going up. So she decided to chuck it all? and live on just about no money. She became a squatter. We speak with her about her experience.

Global Politics

South African leader weds

South African President Jacob Zuma now has three wives after his latest wedding today. South Africans are divided on their attitudes toward polygamy. Jeb Sharp speaks with South African professor Penny Andrews about reactions to multiple wives.

Global Politics

Time change reader

They're ringing in the new year in Bangladesh, not once, but twice this year. Or more accurately, they're ALMOST ringing in the New Year twice. The government moved the clocks forward in June to save electricity. A look back.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lucky Bags in Japan

New Year's Day is the most revered holiday in Japan. The Japanese actually celebrate it over a 4 day period. Every year, people line up to buy something called a ?fukubukuro? or ?luck? bag. Akiko Fujita introduces us to a different New Year's tradition.