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Saint of Death draws followers in Mexico

Despite condemnation from the Catholic Church and the Mexican government, two million people gather on the first of every month to pray to Santa Muerte - translated as the Saint of Death. Lorne Matalon reports on this growing cult from Mexico City.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

For today's Global Hit, the BBC's Behzad Bolour gives us a taste of the music that accompanies Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Bolour presents a weekly music program about Iranian and World music.

Lifestyle & Belief

God is back

The World's religion editor Jane Little speaks with John Micklethwait of the Economist magazine. He's the co-author with Adrian Wooldridge of a new book called "God is Back." It describes a global revival of faith.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

Lal Meri is an ancient Sufi folk song. It's also the name of a band that mixes Sufi mysticism and electronic beats. One of the band members explains.

Global Politics

Global Hit

Singer Bunny Wailer has had a long career -- first with Bob Marley, then as a successful solo artist. Now he's re-mastered his song catalogue. Anchor Marco Werman finds out what's coming up.

Conflict & Justice

Ban on gay sex overturned in India

Gay rights activists in India are heralding a new court ruling that overturns a colonial-era ban on gay sex. Indian gay rights advocate Vinay Chandran tells host Lisa Mullins that India's long history of acceptance of gays has been suppressed.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Quiz / Geo Answer

We're searching for a 900-mile-long river system that runs through western Africa. The answer is The Volta River. It's featured in a new detective novel, ?Wife of the Gods.? Anchor Laura Lynch speaks with the author, Kwei Quartey, who grew up in Ghana.