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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Morning Digest: Islamic State moves into south west of Syrian Kurdish town

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Islamic State moves into south west of Syrian Kurdish town
MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters advanced into the south west of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani overnight, a monitoring group said on Tuesday, taking several buildings to gain attacking positions from two sides of the city..
Hong Kong protests at crossroads as traffic, frustration pile up
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators risked a backlash from commuters and retailers on Tuesday as lingering protests caused traffic chaos and sales slump in the global financial hub, with preliminary talks with the government suggesting no quick solution..
Weak German output numbers send Europe into reverse
LONDON (Reuters) - A second day of weak German data sent European markets into retreat on Tuesday with stocks, the euro and periphery euro zone government debt all knocked by the mounting evidence of an abrupt slowdown in the bloc's economic engine room..
Tony-winning Broadway great Marian Seldes dies at 86
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tony-winning actress Marian Seldes, regarded as one of the great ladies of the American stage and famed for never missing a single performance during an entire four-year Broadway run of "Deathtrap," died her Manhattan home on Monday at age 86..
Wong blast puts Cards on brink of series victory
(Reuters) - The St Louis Cardinals moved to the brink of advancing to the National League Championship Series with a 3-1 home victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Three of their division series on Monday..
AT&T says some customers being informed of August data breach
(Reuters) - AT&T Inc informed about 1,600 customers that an employee gained unauthorized access to their personal data in August, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, the latest in a flurry of data breaches in recent months..
Nobel Prize for physics goes to inventors of low-energy LED light
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing a new energy efficient and environmentally friendly light source, the LED, the award-giving body said on Tuesday..
India wields the axe on Her Majesty's "laughable" laws
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - If you happen to unearth treasure worth even as little as 10 rupees (16 U.S. cents) in India, don't even think of pocketing it - that's because under a law introduced by the former British colonial rulers, it still belongs to "Her Majesty"..
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