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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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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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Norovirus affects two hospital wards

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:27
One ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital remains closed to admissions and another is partially affected due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

O'Neill will not challenge judgement

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:21
Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill will not challenge a High Court ruling after fellow executive minister Simon Hamilton took legal action against her.

What is the quenelle gesture?

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:13
Footballer Nicolas Anelka has denied accusations of anti-Semitism after celebrating a goal by performing a controversial hand gesture known as a "quenelle". What is it?

NFL Firings Begin: Browns, Redskins, Others Ax Coaches

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 06:58

With the 2013 regular season now over, teams are starting to fire coaches who produced disappointing results. The least surprising dismissal so far: that of Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. His departure had been rumored for weeks.

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Kallis ends with South Africa win

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 06:53
Jacques Kallis bows out of Test cricket with a victory as South Africa beat India by 10 wickets to win the series 1-0.

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