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  • Islamic State fighters attack crossing as Kurds set to reinforce Kobane

    Sat, 9:37am

    People look at the Syrian town of Kobane from the Turkish border, near the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, October 24, 2014Islamic State group fighters made a new bid to cut off the Syrian border town of Kobane from neighbouring Turkey Saturday as preparations gathered pace to deploy Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements. The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq unveiled plans on Friday for up to 200 well-trained peshmerga to join Syrian Kurdish forces defending Kobane in the coming week. Kurdish news agency Rudaw said the first contingent could head to Kobane as early as Sunday but there was no immediate confirmation of that timetable. Peshmerga ministry spokesman Halgord Hekmat declined to specify what route the Iraqi Kurdish forces would take, but they are expected to travel overland through Turkey, which has said it will allow them transit.


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  • Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT

    Sat, 9:33am

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit advocacy group Arakan Project, said there has been a huge surge since Oct. 15, with an average of 900 people per day piling into cargo ships parked off Rakhine state. read more
  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    Sat, 9:32am

    In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks in front of the state-run TV ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, as he stands with army commanders in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. El-Sissi said the deadly assault on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai that killed at least 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation." No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/MENA, Mohammed Samaha)CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.


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  • 5th Annual Shawna's Walk for Wishes

    10/25/2014

    Please join us Saturday, October 25th, together we can grant a wish to a kid in the St. Lawrence County! Registration will start at 11:00am and the Walk will begin at 12:00am. There will be a $5.00 entry fee. Immediately following the Walk there will be refreshments, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Held at the Newell Field House, St. Lawrence University, Canton. On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Central New York, the Board of Trustees, our many volunteers and most importantly, the children we serve, thank you for helping to share the power of a wish! For more information contact jjohnson@stlawu.edu 

  • Annual 5K Zombie Run

    10/25/2014

    Annual 5k Zombie Run held on national Make a Difference Day to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena, slated this year for 7pm. Bring lots of friends-- there is safety in mumbers in the race to avoid Zombie swarms! Held at the John Story Trail, Massena Central School Campus (84 Nightengale Ave.). Register and learn more at: http://bgcmassena.org/support/zombie/

  • Civil War Round Table

    10/26/2014

    John Reardon, a soldier in the 115th NY Volunteer Regiment, kept a diary chronicling his experiences in the fight at Darbytown Road in the autumn of 1864, as well as his reactions to other battles of the season including Chaffins Farm and Cedar Creek. Learn more about these engagements and their impact on the impending Election of 1864 when Jan Wojcik speaks at the next SLCHA Civil War Roundtable at 2pm at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. For more information call 315-386-8133 or email info@slcha.org. 

  • Deep Root Center Third Thursday Info Session

    10/16/2014

    If you know of a youth who is unhappy, disengaged, vulnerable or struggling in their current schooling situation, plan on joining Deep Root Center staff and board members to learn how this unique educational option in downtown Canton can support their choice to leave school. A discussion about parental advocacy will be followed by a Question and Answer period. Contact Maria - 244-3034 - email: deeprootcenter@gmail.com  or  www.deeprootcenter.org. The Deep Root Center is located at 17 MainSt., 2nd Floor, Canton. Time of session is 12 - 2pm.

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