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- Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State
By Seyhmus Cakan DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have driven many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border to Turkey. Several thousand Kurds began crossing the frontier on Friday fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, after Islamic State (IS) fighters seized dozens of nearby villages over the past two days. ...
- Another financial crisis is inevitable: Martin Wolf
Financial Times’ chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, contends economic growth is still too closely tied to debt. Wolf’s new book, “The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Still Have to Learn—From the Financial Crisis,” looks at how dependent world economies remain on the creation of money and credit by financial institutions.
- Long-Lost Roman Fort Discovered in Germany
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 1,900-year-old Roman fort that once quartered 500 troops in what is today Germany. Researchers knew the area was the site of a village during the first to third centuries, but otherwise, the region's history during the Roman occupation is largely unknown, dig leader Thomas Maurer, an archaeologist at the University of Frankfurt, said in a statement.
- Alibaba surges in its debut
- Kansas Democrat ordered removed from U.S. Senate ballot
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas election officials must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the November election ballot, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help decide which party will control the chamber. Democrat Chad Taylor properly withdrew from the race when he submitted papers two weeks ago and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is ordered not to include him on the ballot, the state supreme court ruled. ...
- Modern Europeans descended from three groups
- Florida granddad Don Spirit who killed family had also fatally shot son years before
- Paralyzed Marine walks thanks to ReWalk technology