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US airdrops supplies for Kurds defending Khobani

Air Force Base
Further escalating its engagement in Syria, the United States is airdropping military resupplies for Kurds defending Syria-Turkey border town Khobani from the ISIS.

Saudi man's American wife files for divorce via e-mail

Air Force Base
An American woman has been allowed to file for divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the US with her three children and prevented her from seeing them.

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Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah

Taking Social Media too seriously?
A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours, thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported on Monday.

20 Yemen Shiite rebels killed in Qaeda clashes, attack

Yemen
Al Qaeda militants overnight blew up a vehicle parked near a house where the Shiite rebels were gathered in Rada, the sources said, adding that 12 rebels had also been captured in clashes.

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobane

Syria
The American military for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said on Sunday, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey.

'Easy Rider' chopper sells at auction for $1.35 million. But is it the real one?

Captain America
A motorcycle reportedly featured in the film 'Easy Rider' has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million. More than one version of the bike was built but according to the auction catalogue, the one that sold was the only one to survive.

External forces inciting protests: Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong Main
Pro-democracy protesters on Sunday accused police of using excessive force against them after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a 'critical moment'.

Catholic bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Nepal disaster a 'wake-up call' for trekkers and agencies

Autumn and Grove Streets
A snowstorm that killed dozens of people in Nepal is a 'wake-up call' for the trekking industry and tourists alike, experts say, with some heading to the world's highest mountains unprepared for conditions that can easily turn deadly.

Hindus in Pak demand holiday, aid package on Diwali

 Hindu festival of Diwali
Pakistan's minority Hindu community leaders have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept their demand for a public holiday on Diwali and announce a special aid package for them on the festival.

Doubt over Boko Haram 'ceasefire' after attacks

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau
Nigerian military and intelligence officials raised doubts on Sunday about the validity of a ceasefire with Boko Haram, with reports of fresh attacks and fighting in the country's northeast.

Small wonder
Five-year-old Indian boy reaches Everest Base Camp, claims world record

Harshit Saumitra at the Everest
On Friday, Harshit Saumitra, a Class 1 student of GD Goenka School in New Delhi, reached the Everest Base Camp, becoming arguably the youngest person to complete the difficult trek.

Up to it? Try these questions for admission to Oxford University

Oxford
It’s considered one of the toughest universities to get into, and admission interviews at the University of Oxford invariably challenge potential students to think on their feet, think independently and laterally, and show an ability to apply theory.

Kurds thwart new jihadist bid to cut off Syria town

Islamic State of Iraq
Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane repulsed a new attempt by Islamic State fighters to cut off the border with Turkey Saturday as troops battled the jihadists in neighbouring Iraq.
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