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World News for Schools: 13 December

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Hi there, I'm Ricky from the BBC World News for Children. It's Monday the 13th of December.

Coming up:

  • Snow destroys US stadium.
  • Beaches re-open following Egypt shark attacks.
  • And Tevez says he wants to leave City!

First up - blizzards have been causing havoc in parts of the American mid-west. Winds of more than 100km an hour, and up to 60cm of snow have lead to hundreds of flights being cancelled and major highways being closed. The snow was so heavy in Minneapolis, that the roof of a big sports stadium collapsed under its weight - making a right racket.....

CLIP: FX roof collapsing.

Steve Maki is the manager of the Metronome stadium.....

CLIP: "Well we had an old fashion winter blizzard here. We had high winds with it, heavy snow accumulations, overstressed a couple of rough panels, ruptured them causing the roof to come down."

Luckily, no one was hurt, but a 10-yard chunk of roof was left dangling above the playing field. Next up - beaches in the Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh are being re-opened following a series of shark attacks. The beaches have been closed since a German woman was killed a week ago. Officials there say there will be new safety measures - including boat patrols, and tourists will be warned against feeding fish.

Now, 26 of the Chilean miners, who were trapped underground for two months, are in the UK to watch Manchester United take on Arsenal at Old Trafford. They were welcomed by British footballing hero Sir Bobby Charlton - whose dad was also a miner...

CLIP: "I'm here today just to say, thank you very much. And congratulations on the luck you had."

And there's a lot to play for as Arsenal fight to stay in top position, while Manchester United seek to claw their way back up the table from third.

Meanwhile, Tottenham and Chelsea are still in the running after a weekend draw. The Blues had a chance to close the gap with a late penalty - but Tottenham goal keeper Gomez denied them with this save...

CLIP: "Drogba against Gomez, this for 2-1. Drogba saved by Gomez!"

And speaking of footy - Carlos Tevez says he wants to leave Manchester City. The star forward says his relationship with certain individuals at the club are really bad, and it's reported that he's missing his two kids - who are back home in Argentina. But it doesn't look like he's going anywhere right away, because bosses at the club have turned down his transfer request.

And finally - you might have heard of the expression that good manners don't cost anything - well it seems being polite can actually earn you a fortune! A man from the Philippines won a massive $17m in the lottery - it seems the man was next in a queue to buy a ticket when a woman rudely pushed in ahead of him. He politely let her go ahead, and in turn he bought the winning ticket! Bet that lady wishes she hadn't been so pushy now!

And for today's question we want to know what colours the Philippines flag shares with the French one?

OK, that's all from the World News for Children team. We're back tomorrow.




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