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Oct 22, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish fighters poised to deploy in hours for Kobani battle

Iraqi Kurdish fighters will be deployed to Kobani within hours to bolster the town’s defenders in their battle against Islamic State, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official with knowledge of the operation said. The reinforcements will remain under the command of the Kurdish Regional Government ...

Oct 22, 2014

Syria air force strikes 200 times in 36 hours, monitor says

The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 airstrikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere. The intensified strikes by President ...

Dead infants found in Winnipeg storage locker, police report

Oct 22, 2014

Dead infants found in Winnipeg storage locker, police report

The remains of as many as four infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday after U-Haul International Inc. employees made “a disturbing discovery.” Police were called to a storage-locker facility on McPhillips St. in the northwest of the city of ...

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

Oct 22, 2014

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes ...

Dallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection

Oct 22, 2014

Dallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection

Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly has filed for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas. Wyly filed a bankruptcy petition in federal district court in ...

Oct 22, 2014

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hit all-time high in '13

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade, a U.S. report showed on Tuesday. Federal auditors SIGAR reported that Afghan farmers grew an unprecedented 209,000 hectares ...

Total CEO killed as jet slams snowplow on Moscow runway

Oct 22, 2014

Total CEO killed as jet slams snowplow on Moscow runway

Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew members ...