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U.S. military says air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State near the Syrian town of Kobani, the first such delivery in more than a month of fighting and a move that could upset Turkey.

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Sweden says credible reports of foreign submarine in its waters

STOCKHOLM - Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country's biggest such mobilization since the Cold War.

19 Oct 2014

Fire at British power station under control: RWE npower

LONDON - Fire crews have brought under control a fire that started late on Sunday at Britain's Didcot B Power Station, about 70 miles (113 km) west of London, operator RWE npower said.

Environment, 3:26am EDT

Polish president wants euro decision after 2015 vote: report

WARSAW - Poland should decide on its path towards euro accession following parliamentary elections due in the autumn of 2015, President Bronislaw Komorowski was quoted as saying on Monday.

3:20am EDT

South Korea concert victims' families call for leniency

SEOUL - The families of 16 people who died after falling through a ventilation shaft at a South Korean open-air concert asked for leniency on Monday for event organizers despite fresh concerns about safety six months after a ferry disaster.

South Korea 19 Oct 2014

France will cut deficit at appropriate pace: Sapin

PARIS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin reaffirmed ahead of a meeting in Berlin with his German counterpart on Monday that France would cut its deficit at a rate appropriate to maintaining a fragile recovery.

France 2:52am EDT

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