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Morning Digest: Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

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Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani
BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town..
Pro-Russian separatist Zakharchenko wins Ukraine rebel vote
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatist Alexander Zakharchenko has easily won an election for leadership of a breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine, the vote's organisers said on Monday..
Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races this week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility..
'Nightcrawler' passes 'Ouija', 'Fury' to lead box office
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Nightcrawler", a dark crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a freelance cameraman in the high-speed world of siren-chasing journalism, topped sluggish weekend domestic box office charts with $10.9 million in ticket sales..
Kenya's Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon crowns
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men's and women's races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday..
Alibaba's first earnings to test mettle, investor enthusiasm
SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's first full quarterly report card to Wall Street investors on Tuesday will be scrutinized by the hopeful seeking validation for lofty stock price targets and studied by the few skeptics searching for inauspicious signs..
Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early: investigators
MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - An investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship has found that a function to help the craft descend into the atmosphere was deployed early, a federal safety official said on Sunday, adding pilot error could not be ruled out..
'Plastic' Halloween skulls found in Connecticut are human remains
MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A pair of Connecticut junk haulers was stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains, not made of plastic as they had thought..
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