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More than 530 U.S. airstrikes against IS militantsMore than 530 U.S. airstrikes against IS militants

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurds fighting so-called Islamic State militants in Kobane.

Orders soar for Japan's first new airliner in 50 yearsOrders soar for Japan's first new airliner in 50 years

TOKYO -- With about 375 orders already generated, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) is set to conduct test flights in 2015 and enter service in 2017.


New treatment for Ebola patientsNew treatment for Ebola patients

NEBRASKA -- Transfusions of convalescent serum and a potent new oral antiviral drug could offer a new treatment to thousands of Ebola victims in West Africa.

Apple unveils faster, slimmer iPad Air 2Apple unveils faster, slimmer iPad Air 2

CUPERTINO -- Apple’s new iPad Air 2 shaves over a millimetre off its previous depth, making it less than half as thick as the original 1st generation iPad.


Google takes on Apple with "Lollipop" OSGoogle takes on Apple with "Lollipop" OS

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet which run on its new Android "Lollipop" operating system.

Leaks reveal new Star Wars movie secretsLeaks reveal new Star Wars movie secrets

LONDON -- Star Wars – Episode VII, the first in a new movie trilogy, is nearing the end of principal photography in the UK and various other locations.


Oct 29: Flying car to land at Vienna festivalOct 29: Flying car to land at Vienna festival

VIENNA -- The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype flying car, which can be refueled at a regular filling station, will be unveiled in Vienna during the Pioneers Festival on October 29.

Nov 1: European Commission takes officeNov 1: European Commission takes office

BRUSSELS -- The new European Commission, a body consisting of 28 Commissioners from each EU country, is expected to take office on November 1.


Nov 11: Rosetta mission to land on comet Nov 11: Rosetta mission to land on comet

DARMSTADT -- The European Space Agency announced Monday that the robot lander of the Rosetta spacecraft will descend to "site J" on November 11.

Nov 9: Catalonia presses ahead with secession voteNov 9: Catalonia presses ahead with secession vote

BARCELONA -- Catalonia’s president Artur Mas has said a non-binding vote on independence from Spain will go ahead on Nov 9, in defiance of Madrid.


Oct 21-22: Champions League matchday 3Oct 21-22: Champions League matchday 3

LONDON -- Bayern Munich travel to Roma, Barcelona host Ajax, and Chelsea take on Maribor. On Wednesday Liverpool face Real Madrid, Olympiacos take on Juventus and Monaco host Benfica.

Nov 2: TCS New York City MarathonNov 2: TCS New York City Marathon

NEW YORK -- The New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon, and the concluding race of the six annual World Marathon Majors takes place on Sunday, November 2.


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