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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. | Video

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U.S. jobless claims rise, but underlying labor market trends firming

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market.

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France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

PARIS - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF , its interior minister said on Thursday.

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Spain government should block Catalonia vote in court: State Council

MADRID - Spain's Council of State on Thursday unanimously backed a move for the government to try to block a planned "consultation of citizens" on independence in the region of Catalonia on Nov. 9, a spokeswoman for the consultative body said.

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Malaysia's Anwar says hopeful, lawyers question DNA evidence

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday he was a victim of a conspiracy but was hopeful of winning an appeal against a sodomy conviction and five-year prison term that could stymie his political ambitions for good.

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Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliament

OUAGADOUGOU - Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule.