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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders10/21/2014 2:28:43 AMANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault.Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols 10/21/2014 5:27:54 AMDALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow plane collision10/21/2014 5:26:44 AMMOSCOW - The chief executive of French oil major Total , Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis10/21/2014 3:44:58 AMHONG KONG - Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial center to a standstill.Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide10/21/2014 1:42:47 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets.Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges10/21/2014 3:07:56 AM - Alabama's powerful Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show.Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland10/21/2014 12:41:19 AMWARSAW - Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves.Indiana police charge suspect who may have killed for decades10/21/2014 2:16:52 AMHAMMOND Ind. - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday.China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog10/21/2014 5:30:52 AMBOSTON/BEIJING - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears10/21/2014 3:04:57 AMRIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday.