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  • Turkey shifts strategy to help Iraqi Kurdish fighters into Kobane
    Turkey shifts strategy to help Iraqi Kurdish fighters into Kobane

    Istanbul (AFP) - Turkey said Monday it was assisting Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga to cross its border and join the battle against jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane, in a major shift by Ankara which until now had blocked Kurdish fighters.

  • HALLOWEEN COWGIRL CAN LEAVE HER PISTOL AT HOME

    DEAR ABBY: Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl. She wants the boots, the hat and the gun. Is it appropriate to let her have a holster and an obviously toy gun to accessorize her costume for trick-or-treating? She would not be taking that part of her costume to school on Halloween. I live in a part of the country where guns are an important part of our culture, but I am unsure how to proceed. ...

  • Peyton Manning breaks NFL touchdown passes record
    Peyton Manning breaks NFL touchdown passes record

    Denver (AFP) - Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's all-time record for touchdown passes, leading Denver to a 42-17 rout of San Francisco to cap a scintillating Sunday in the NFL.

  • Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime
    Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime

    A pilot looking down at her plane controls and realizing magnetic north is hovering somewhere over Antarctica may sound like a scene from a science-fiction movie, but new research suggests the idea isn't so far-fetched in the relatively near future. A magnetic field shift is old news. The poles have flipped several times throughout Earth's history. Scientists have estimated that a flip cycle starts with the magnetic field weakening over the span of a few thousand years, then the poles flip and the field springs back up to full strength again.

  • Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance
    Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance

    Paris (AFP) - France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theatres after the Paris Opera ejected a woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday.

  • US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani
    US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

  • Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows
    Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released Sunday night by Spain's government.

  • Dutch deny link to mystery submarine off Sweden
    Dutch deny link to mystery submarine off Sweden

    The Hague (AFP) - The Netherlands on Monday denied a Russian claim that a mystery submarine that the Swedish military has been looking for could be Dutch.

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