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Morning Digest: Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria

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Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria
SANLIURFA Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes..
Israel 'assumes' Hezbollah has tunneled across Lebanon border
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel believes the militant group Hezbollah has probably dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war although it has no conclusive evidence, an Israeli army general said on Wednesday..
Shares rise as investors put faith in Fed's message
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks rose on Wednesday, lifted by strong corporate earnings and investor optimism that the U.S. Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates for some time, even as it is expected to officially wind down its bond-buying stimulus program..
Joan Rivers' daughter hires law firm to investigate comedian's death
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Melissa Rivers, the daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, has hired a New York law firm to investigate the circumstances behind her mother's death from a complication during an outpatient throat procedure, the firm said on Tuesday..
Royals force deciding Game Seven with 10-0 rout
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals got an inspired outing from pitcher Yordano Ventura and woke from their hitting slumber to rout the San Francisco Giants 10-0 and send the World Series to a decisive Game Seven on Tuesday..
Facebook warns of increased spending, shares fall
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value..
Unmanned U.S. supply rocket explodes after liftoff
CAPE CANAVERAL Florida (Reuters) - An unmanned U.S. supply rocket exploded shortly after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the International Space Station..
Britain's 'Naked Rambler' loses legal battle to reveal all
STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - A British man who has spent a total of seven years in jail for going naked in public lost his legal battle to wear no clothes on Tuesday as Europe's human rights court told him he must respect the feelings of others..
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