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World News: Syria, Iraq, Kurds, Egypt Updates; Etna Erupts; More Oil in Algeria; Brazil Protests

Posted: 10/27/2013 - Syrian Kurds capture border crossing with Iraq... Gunmen kill 2 Sunni fighters, 5 relatives in Iraq... Syria says al-Qaida linked group's leader killed... Groups accuse Egypt satirist of defaming military... Algeria announces major oil discovery... Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly closed... Brazil protests continue...

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Day in History: Federalist papers; Nylon; Disneyland; Cuban Missile Crisis; "Stand By Me"; Supremes

Posted: 10/27/2013 - On October 27th – In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published under the pseudonym "Publius" (the essays were a collaborative effort by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay)... In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon."... In 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC... In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while flying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr.... In 1960, Ben E. King recorded "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me" during his first solo recording session for Atlantic Records.... In 1964, the single "Come See About Me" by The Supremes was released...

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Japan Braces for Typhoon Francisco

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Tropical Storm Francisco and Typhoon Lekima are not expected to hit the country's main island, but heavy rains and winds are anticipated to disrupt coastal infrastructure and services.

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UK: Pumpkin Mural is a Natural Marvel

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Not much happens in the sleepy English village of Slindon in West Sussex until October when a burst of color from the shed roof made of pumpkins signifies the start of Halloween.

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Images Show New Work at North Korea's Nuclear Test Site

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Satellite imagery shows North Korea has made new tunnel entrances at its nuclear test site in a sign it is preparing to conduct more underground explosions there in the future, a U.S. research institute said Wednesday.

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Space Station Crew Talks About Upcoming Mission

Updated: 10/23/2013 - The New International Space Station crew including Russia's Mikhail Tyurin, U.S. Richard Mastracchio and Japan's Koichi Wakata are expected to deliver the Sochi Olympic torch into space, talked about the upcoming space expedition in Russia.

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