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Grassroots football in crisis - Dyke

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:14
FA chairman Greg Dyke says training facilities need a £250m investment with the grassroots game "in a degree of crisis".

Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

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

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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Oregon First Lady Sorry For 'Marriage Of Convenience' With Green Card Seeker

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:58

In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.

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Ebola hospital defends patient's care

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:44
The US hospital that treated Ebola victim Eric Duncan says his nationality had no bearing on the standard of care he received before his death.

Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:36

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.

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First suspected Ebola case in Brazil

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:36
Brazil says it has identified a suspected Ebola case who arrived in the country on Thursday from Guinea, one of the worst affected countries.

Nuclear waste ship 'on the move'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:34
A cargo ship carrying nuclear waste which sparked an emergency rescue mission earlier this week has resumed its journey.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:31
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:22
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

No charges for Paul Gambaccini

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:16
BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will not face action over alleged historical sex offences, prosecutors say.

Hundreds trapped in Kobane, warns UN

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:58
The UN special envoy to Syria says up to 700 people, mainly elderly, remain trapped in the Syrian border town of Kobane, besieged by IS militants.

Spain sets up Ebola 'crisis' group

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:53
Spain sets up a special committee to deal with the impact of Europe's first case of Ebola, which has killed nearly 4,000 people, mainly in West Africa.

Ofsted inspects Islamic schools

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:51
Three independent Islamic schools in London have been subject to snap inspections from education watchdog Ofsted recently, it emerges.

French 'destroy' al-Qaeda convoy

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:50
An al-Qaeda convoy carrying a shipment of weapons from North Africa to Mali has been destroyed by French forces, according to officials in Paris.

Rich kids v poor kids in Tehran

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:45
The satirical Instagram accounts highlighting inequality in Iran

Bacall treasures to be put on sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:44
Artworks, jewellery and furniture belonging to the late Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall are to go under the hammer, auction house Bonhams has said.

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.

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