The first Airbus A350 was completed and handed over to its launch customer, Qatar Airways this week. The airline will start flying the aircraft on the Frankfurt-Doha route in early January. So far Airbus has orders for 780 of the new jet, from various airlines.Host Kamahl Santamaria goes on board the A350, and speaks to Fabrice Brégier, the CEO of Airbus and Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways.

Kenya’s geothermal resources -  game-changer?

In Nairobi, power blackouts are decreasing and electricity bills are getting cheaper. Over time, infrastructural improvement and the development of geothermal resources are improving the country’s power situation. Right now, 70 percent of Kenya’s power comes from renewable sources.Al Jazeera’s Erica Wood reports from Nakuru, Kenya.

Japan’s demographic crisis

Japan’s shrinking, aging population is one of the biggest challenges to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies - Abenomics - which were intended to lift the country out of its quiet decline. Nanmoku, a small village northwest of Tokyo,exemplifies this problem - it is the fastest shrinking and aging place in the country, with more than half of its residents aged 65 or older.
Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett meets the residents of Nanmoku to hear how the villagers are handling their demographic hurdles.

China’s Nicaragua ambitions

Nicaragua is building a $50bn shipping canal, backed by a Chinese telecommunications and mining mogul. China also recently recently signed billions of dollars in deals to build a highway in Monetnegro, and infrastructure in Nigeria. What will the Nicaragua project bring and how do China’s other infrastructure deals fit into the nation’s broader ambitions?
Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Beijing.

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