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By Humeyra Pamuk and Mariam Karouny MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region. Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the fighters who are known as peshmerga or "those who defy death", and said that with the weapons they had brought with them, they could help tip the balance in a battle raging for more than 40 days. ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was struggling to restore power hours after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed on Saturday, causing a nationwide blackout, and officials said it would take at least 12 more hours to repair the system.