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Morning Digest: Islamic State seizes one third of Syrian town Kobani: monitor

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Islamic State seizes one third of Syrian town Kobani: monitor
MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani despite U.S.-led air strikes targeting them in and around the mainly Kurdish community, a monitoring group said on Thursday..
At least 42 killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital
SANAA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said..
Stocks roar Fed approval; dollar, bond yields wilt
LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets roared their approval on Thursday of reassurances the U.S. Federal Reserve will not rush into raising interest rates, with risk appetite flooding back into almost every asset class..
A Minute With: Hugh Grant on Hollywood, hacking and celebrity
LONDON (Reuters) - Actor Hugh Grant, who became the poster boy for the charming British fop in romantic comedies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill," is delighted not to be part of Hollywood anymore..
Ferrer ousts Murray, Berdych reaches Shanghai quarters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Fifth seed David Ferrer knocked Andy Murray out of the Shanghai Masters third round on Thursday, coming from a set down to prevail 2-6 6-1 6-2 and boost his chances of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London..
China angered after FBI head says Chinese hacking costs billions
BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Thursday of faking facts, after the head of the FBI said that Chinese hacking likely cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year..
Ancient Indonesian cave paintings rewrite history of human art
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prehistoric paintings at least 40,000 years old that depict animals - including one known as a "pig-deer" - and the outline of human hands in seven caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are rewriting the history of art..
German police find record heroin haul in truckload of gherkins and garlic
DUESSELDORF Germany (Reuters) - Police have found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic..
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