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President Obama considers a ban on eavesdropping on allied leaders. And media regulation in Britain following the UK's own phone hacking scandal. Plus, 75 years ago, Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" didn't just freak out people in the US - the reach was global.
A year after Sandy, how storm preparedness and disaster cleanup vary in other countries, including Japan and China. Also, the battle of billboards between Iran's hardliners and reformists. Plus, recalling Lou Reed's Berlin.
The latest NSA spying revelations rattle America's European allies. Also, a look back at another case of friend-spying-on-friend, this one involving Britain and the US, in the lead-up to World War I. Plus, a chef's quest to make Japan's soba noodles here in the US.
We track the Norwegian roots of one of the Somali gunmen who stormed the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in September. Also, we explore why New York City's N train is becoming known as Ñ train. Plus, we remember a legendary playback singer who made Bollywood history in India.
It's not everyday that a Chinese newspaper takes on the government. We hear about the Chinese paper that is demanding that police release one of its reporters. And we meet Alex Owumi - born in Nigeria and raised in Boston - who wound up playing on Gaddafi's basketball team on the eve of the Libyan revolution.
Amnesty International says US drone strikes that killed civilians in Pakistan may constitute war crimes. Also, what else are drones used for? We hear about the many non-lethal, positive ways that unmanned aerial vehicles are put to work. Plus, the story of one of America's favorite hot sauces: Sriracha.