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Missing teenager CCTV shots released

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 09:19
Police questioning two men over the disappearance of Adam Pickup on a night out, release CCTV footage of his last sighting in Manchester.

Test Sites Chosen For Commercial Drone Testing

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 09:17

The locations are expected to produce jobs as companies try out ways to make money with "unmanned aircraft systems." The six sites stretch from Alaska south to Texas and then north to New York State.

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Inside the NSA's elite hacking unit

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2013-12-30 09:10

German publication Der Spiegel reports on just how far the National Security Agency might be going to build back doors into technology for surveillance in a story about a division called Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. The elite group of government hackers apparently intercepted packages carrying gear, like servers and computer parts, to install special monitoring equipment. Click the audio player above to hear more.

UK 'cannot extend' migrant controls

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:48
The UK has done all it can "within the law" to delay the lifting of work restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, a senior Conservative says.

VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:35

The Chaparrastique volcano blew for the first time in 37 years, producing a cloud that rose as much as six miles into the air. Airlines canceled many flight into and out of the country. While things are calmer today, gases are still rising from the volcano.

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Boeing Soars Despite A Turbulent 2013

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:28

The airplane manufacturer was one of the stock market's best performers this year, despite battery problems that grounded its entire fleet of new 787s for more than three months. But a labor dispute involving its largest union could have some Boeing customers looking to competitor Airbus for new planes.

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Prince William to take rural course

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:19
Prince William is to become a full-time student of agricultural management at Cambridge University for 10 weeks from next week, Kensington Palace says.

German envoy's Athens home attacked

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:17
Shots are fired at the German ambassador's residence in the Greek capital, Athens, but no-one is reported injured.

Khodorkovsky granted Swiss visa

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:03
Switzerland grants a three-month visa to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was recently freed after 10 years in a Russian jail.

Minister urges Syria refugee rethink

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:58
Tory health minister Lord Howe joins calls for the UK to consider taking refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria.

Billionaire Philanthropist, GOP Donor Harold Simmons Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:57

He was a top donor to the Republican Party, but his philanthropy crossed political lines. The Dallas Morning News reports that Simmons died Saturday in Dallas. He was 82.

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PODCAST: Sprint CEO Dan Hesse

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:55

The Dow is up by 29 percent for the year on this penultimate day of trading for 2013.  A check on the markets for the year.

It was a big day Friday for the mobile phone carrier Sprint. It's stock rose 8.3 percent, amid unconfirmed chatter that it might one day merge with T-Mobile. Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse doesn't comment on speculation, but he is willing to talk to us about all the equipment his troops have been ripping out this year -- at the cost of some disruption -- to provide data-sucking smart phones with more speed.  

How dangerous is off-piste skiing?

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:47
Ex-F1 champion Michael Schumacher suffered a life-threatening head injury in an off-piste skiing accident. Is off-piste skiing more dangerous?

Lawro's New Year's Day predictions

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:41
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on MOTD commentator Steve Wilson

2014 is going to be the wearable tech year, we swear

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:38

All this week, Marketplace Tech is going to be talking to guests about big tech trends in the coming year. Today, a topic that failed to live up to it's promise in 2013 -- wearable tech. CNET's Lindsey Turrentine thinks it's going to be big next year. Click the audio player above to find out why.

Anelka agrees to stop celebration

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:37
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka tells West Brom he will not repeat his use of the "quenelle" gesture to celebrate goals.

Private funeral for Lord Roberts

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:37
A private family funeral is held for former Welsh Office minister Lord Roberts of Conwy.

Ten die as Iraq clears protest camp

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:35
At least 10 people are killed in violence as Iraqi security forces dismantle an anti-government protest camp in the city of Ramadi.

Man accused of Andy Cole race abuse

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:34
Two men are charged in connection with the alleged racist abuse of former Manchester United footballer Andrew Cole on board an aircraft.

GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:31

With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: a June convention.

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