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SNP calls for major post-'No' powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:42
The Scottish government has called for full control over fiscal and tax policy to be devolved from Westminster, in the wake of the vote against independence.

32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don't Need To Fear

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:41

Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.

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VIDEO: Gold star for Old Kids on The Block

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:34
New Kids on The Block, the boy band that was formed in 1984, received the 2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The numbers for October 10, 2014

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:32

A military analyst at American University has revised his estimated price for the U.S.-led fight against ISIS to $40 billion per year. That's double Gordon Adam's original estimates, and he attributes the increase to unforeseen resilience from the extremist group, and a need to bolster U.S. allies in the region.

As we wait for a more official number from the Pentagon, here are the other stories we're reading and numbers we're watching Friday.

17

The age of human rights and education advocate Malala Yousafzai, who was learned she she is the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize at school Friday, the BBC reported. Yousafzai survived being shot in the head by a Taliban assassin in 2012 after campaigning for girls' education in Pakistan's Swat Valley. She will share the award with Indian children rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.

20 million

That's how many people shop at the Macy's flagship store in midtown Manhattan each year. Amazon will open its very first brick-and-mortar store just down the street, the Wall Street Journal reported. Little is known about the store, but it will reportedly serve as a hub for pick-ups and returns, while eventually selling Amazon devices, like the Kindle and Fire smartphone.

$10,000

That's how much the NFL is fining San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for wearing his Beats by Dre headphones to a press conference last weekend. The league has an exclusive sponsorship deal with Bose, ESPN reported. Kaepernick, who has an endorsement deal with Beats, wouldn't say if the company will reimburse him for the fine.

Nude 'Snapchat images' put online

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:25
Explicit images believed to have been sent through Snapchat are reportedly put online, but the firm says its servers were not breached.

What percentage of SAT test-takers met the College Board’s readiness benchmark in 2014?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:16

Thinking about college, but not prepared to go More kids than ever are taking the SAT, but lots aren’t ready for what comes next.

More than 1.6 million students took the SAT in 2014, yet the percentage of those deemed ready for college and career hasn’t budged in years.

What percentage of SAT test-takers met the College Board’s readiness benchmark in 2014?

Safety changes after Bianchi crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:08
The FIA is looking at steps to ensure drivers slow down more than they currently do following Jules Bianchi's crash on Sunday.

Family fears over missing Syria girl

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:04
The family of a missing 15-year-old who is thought to have travelled to Syria fear they may never see her again.

VIDEO: On the IS front line with Iraqi army

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:00
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson travelled with the Iraqi army to the front line with Islamic State outside Baghdad.

VIDEO: Missing teen 'radicalised online'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:00
The aunt of a missing 15-year-old from Bristol, who is thought to have travelled to Syria, has said she believes her niece was radicalised online.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:57
What makes mice feel sexy, and other nuggets

UKIP leader defends HIV remarks

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:52
Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.

Robinson to avoid NI talks 'circus'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:48
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.

Farage: UKIP could hold key to power

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:32
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.

Drunken hovercraft pilot jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:15
A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the drink-drive limit is jailed for eight months.

Ebola Joke Triggers Passenger's Removal From US Airways Flight

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:58

The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."

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Tanzania arrests for 'witch' deaths

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:48
The Tanzanian authorities charge 23 villagers with murder after seven people accused of witchcraft were burned alive on Monday.

Football fans jailed for Putin chant

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:46
A court in Minsk jails eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a match.

Week in pictures: 4-10 October 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:29
Best news photos from around the world

UN peacekeeper killed in CAR ambush

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:26
A UN soldier becomes the first peacekeeper to die in the Central African Republic (CAR) after a convoy was ambushed on the outskirts of the capital Bangui.

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