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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Morning Digest: Kurds say air strikes push Islamic State back from Kobani

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Kurds say air strikes push Islamic State back from Kobani
MURSITPINAR Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes on Wednesday pushed Islamic State fighters back to the edges of the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, which they had appeared set to seize after a three-week assault, local officials said..
Hong Kong protests dwindle, but talks with government likely to go nowhere
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that brought tens of thousands on to the streets last week dwindled to a few hundred on Wednesday after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government which are all but certain to go nowhere..
Growth worries grip stocks, oil
LONDON (Reuters) - European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indexes back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over the strength of global economic growth..
'American Horror Story' crime counterpart tackles O.J. Simpson trial
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With "American Horror Story" drumming up scares for cable channel FX, its new companion series "American Crime Story" will serve those drawn to real life criminal investigations, the network said on Tuesday..
Wild pitch moves Giants into National League playoffs
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants will take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series after eliminating the Washington Nationals with a 3-2 Game Four win on Tuesday..
Twitter sues U.S. Justice Department for right to reveal surveillance requests
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry's self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to reveal the extent of U.S. government surveillance..
Russian flaw behind botched satnav satellite launch: Arianespace
PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators believe a Russian production flaw was behind the botched August launch of two satellites central to development of European satellite navigation system Galileo, the satellite launch company Arianespace said on Wednesday..
Plan to name popular Hawaiian beach after Obama is a wash-out
(Reuters) - A Honolulu City Council proposal to name a popular Oahu beach after the first Hawaii-born U.S. president, Barack Obama, has been withdrawn after the plan met with little enthusiasm from the public, its sponsors said on Tuesday..
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