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QPR chairman apologises for club row

BBC - 15 hours 5 min ago
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes orders Adel Taarabt and manager Harry Redknapp to end their "embarrassing" public row.

Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

BBC - 15 hours 8 min ago
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

DHS: Travelers From West Africa Limited To 5 U.S. Airports

NPR News - 15 hours 19 min ago

Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.

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Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'

BBC - 15 hours 22 min ago
Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist.

My Man Utd not antiquated - Ferguson

BBC - 15 hours 33 min ago
Sir Alex Ferguson defends himself against suggestions David Moyes inherited an "antiquated" structure at Manchester United.

The numbers for October 21, 2014

Marketplace - American Public Media - 15 hours 35 min ago

McDonald's and Coca-Cola both reported disappointing earnings Tuesday morning, with 30 percent and 14 percent drops in revenue respectively. Both companies saw declining sales in the U.S. and Europe, and the fast food chain is still grappling with a scandal in China.

Yahoo's earnings call is expected after markets close today, it's make-or-break for CEO Marissa Mayer, who will likely address the company's acquisition strategy and stake in Alibaba.

Here are some more stories we're reading, and other numbers we're watching, Tuesday.


Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. Pistorius' lawyer said the Olympian could only serve 10 months before being placed under house arrest. The sentence was handed down by the second black woman to become a high court judge in South Africa, Thokozile Masipa.


 The number of YouTube stars appearing in a new collaboration between Google and Lionsgate to promote the studio's new "Hunger Games" movie, AdAge reported. It's a high-profile push into branded entertainment for YouTube, and just the latest example of a big corporation exploring the value of Internet celebrities. 

$50 million

That's how much Kansas City could potentially make once business from the run-up to the World Series and the games themselves are all totaled. But other expenses, like the $225,000 parade thrown by San Francisco when the Giants won in 2012, have some questioning whether the costs involved in hosting a large sporting event mean the benefits are more modest than projected.


That's how many "Notorious R.B.G." shirts Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has given to NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg. Ginsberg is apparently relishing in her meme status, and has collected "quite a large supply" of the shirts.

Door still open for Jones - Gatland

BBC - 15 hours 38 min ago
Wales coach Warren Gatland says the "door is not closed" for Adam Jones after omitting him from the squad for the autumn Tests.

Israeli Homes, Decorated With A Shopping Spree In China

NPR News - 15 hours 43 min ago

Some Israelis are flying to China to buy most everything they need to furnish a home. They say it's cheaper than buying in Israel, though there are also cautionary tales of shopping trips gone wrong.

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Hillsborough officer 'not leant on'

BBC - 16 hours 3 min ago
A former police inspector who was on duty during the Hillsborough disaster denies he was "leant on" to ensure his statements "toed the party line".

Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

NPR News - 16 hours 4 min ago

If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.

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A Hong Kong Protest Camp Spawns Its Own Art

NPR News - 16 hours 8 min ago

Pro-democracy street art inspired by sources ranging from Les Miserables to John Lennon fill an open-air museum of sorts that has cropped up in Hong Kong.

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Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists

BBC - 16 hours 8 min ago
An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.

Timberlake settles Heat legal action

BBC - 16 hours 16 min ago
Celebrity magazine Heat apologises to actor and singer Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel after publishing a "false and unfounded story" questioning their marriage.

Inquiry head defends Brittan links

BBC - 16 hours 19 min ago
The head of an inquiry into historical sex abuse insists she is not a member of the establishment - and says she wants to "lay to rest" speculation over links with ex-home secretary Lord Brittan.

UK man 'killed fighting in Syria'

BBC - 16 hours 22 min ago
A British man who travelled to Syria to fight with Islamic State group has been killed, his mosque says.

A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC

NPR News - 16 hours 28 min ago

In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable.

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Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM

BBC - 16 hours 30 min ago
Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

What about the pro-European Conservatives?

BBC - 16 hours 40 min ago
Where have all the pro-European Conservatives gone?

Police hunt links to Indiana killings

BBC - 16 hours 43 min ago
Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.

Exam appeals change 45,500 grades

BBC - 16 hours 47 min ago
The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.
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