INSIDE THE AMERICAS
In Quebec, a public inquiry has revealed huge levels of corruption in the construction industry and across municipal councils. It's led to the resignation of both Montreal and Laval’s mayors. Next, as the so-called "fiscal cliff" looms in the US, can Democrats and Republicans work out a deal before it's too late? Finally, we head to a beach in Hawaii that’s seen some unusual objects wash up recently: debris left behind by the tsunami in Japan.