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Smokes rise after a mortar shell landed in the west of Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, seen from the Turkish side of border as thousands of new Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive in Suruc, Turkey, late Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Activists say Assad supporters protest in SyriaActivists say government supporters in Syria hold rare protest after bombings kill 25 children
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Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut jobsAngry Birds maker Rovio to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland as business falls short of forecasts
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Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Grand Mosque, a day before Muslim's annual pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajjSaudi health officials say kingdom Ebola-free as some 2 million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage
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In this picture taken on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Smrzovka, Czech Republic, Jiri Chudoba prepares to climb up a 58-meter tall and 100-year-old chimney of a former textile factory. The Czech Union of Chimney Climbers, group of over 1000 members, has climbed and created a database of 9,755 chimneys in the Czech Republic and abroad with details including their exact GPS position, height, condition. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Sky's no limit for Czech chimney climbersSky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers seeking thrills and spectacular views
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Smokes rise after a mortar shell landed in the south of the city center of Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, seen from the Turkish side of border as thousands of new Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive in Suruc, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militantsTurkish lawmakers consider authorizing incursions into Iraq, Syria to thwart Islamic threats
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Rescuers, center, climb Mount Ontake covered by volcanic smoke and clouds for a search operation in central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Saturday's eruption on Mount Ontake was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history in Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victimsPolice say almost all those killed on volcano died of injuries from being hit by rocks
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Isa Qosja, director of Three windows and a Hanging, Kosovo’s first ever Oscar contender, gestures during an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 31, 2014 in Kosovo capital Pristina. The movie, a harrowing tale about a village forced to come to terms with the raping of women by Serb forces during the 1998-99 Kosovo, seeks to tackle a sensitive issue that has largely been kept out of the spotlight for over a decade, Qosja said. Kosovo declared independence in 2008 but Serbia rejects the move. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Kosovo selects its first Oscar contenderKosovo nominates its first American Academy Award contender: 'Three Windows and a Hanging'
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Carolyn Sweet, left, Stephanie Gannon, center, and Erik Luna, check cellular phone photographs of their food at Hot Doug's hotdog stand Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Chicago. When owner Doug Sohn announced this year he was closing in October, there was little doubt that encased meat aficionados would turn up for one last sausage made of everything from escargot to foie gras to Portuguese linguisa. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogsAP PHOTOS: Just a Chicago hot dog? No way. Thousands wait in line for 1 last gourmet sausage
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Wonga agrees to write off debts for thousandsPayday lender Wonga agrees to write off debts for 330,000 customers who can't pay
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  • Tysons hiring expo to offer 1,000 jobs along the Silver Line

    Part of the allure of the Silver Line for companies in Tysons Corner was the possibility that Metro access would make it easier for them to attract millennial workers , many of whom do not own cars or do not live in the suburbs. From Oct. 6-9 the Tysons Partnership, an association of business and resident organizations, plans to host a series of job fairs at the four Silver Line stations in Tysons. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 08:05 AM
  • String of Related Graffiti Reported Across Ashburn

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office received three reports of graffiti that used language disparaging to a specific culture on various community signs in the Brambleton area of Ashburn. The third incident was also reported Sept. Patch.com, Tue, Sep 30 2014 @ 06:51 PM
  • Driver Who Crashed Car with Daughter Inside Faces Felony Charges

    A Pennsylvania man faces DUI and felony child endangerment charges after reportedly crashing his car into an embankment in Leesburg Sunday. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an erratic driver around the James Monroe Highway/Whites Ferry Road area in Leesburg shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 29 2014 @ 03:16 PM
  • Officer found justified in Purcellville teen's May shooting death

    The Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney released a report summarizing the Virginia State Police investigation into the incident. Around 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, Sierra was at a friend's house on Frazer Drive in Purcellville when he began threatening to kill himself, according to the report. WJLA-TV Arlington, Thu, Sep 25 2014 @ 01:37 PM
  • Use of Lethal Force Justified in Fatal Shooting of Purcellville Teen

    A Purcellville police officer who fatally shot an apparently suicidal Purcellville teen acted with justifiable force, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney James E. Plowman announced Thursday. The announcement follows a monthslong investigation by Virginia State Police of the fatal shooting, the first in Purcellville Police Department's history. Patch.com, Thu, Sep 25 2014 @ 03:38 PM
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