A Kurdish refugee woman from the Syrian town of Kobani hugs a child outside her tent in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (TURKEY - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS)
The fall of Kobani, Syria to the Islamic State
A Kurdish woman chants slogans as mourners carry the coffins with the bodies of Kurdish fighters Hanim Dabaan, 20, Idris Ahmad, 30 and Mohammed Mustafa, 25, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, during the funeral procession of three fighters, in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The three fighters_ two men and a young woman barely out of her teens _ were killed during the last few days battling Islamic State fighters in the Kurdish Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, located on the border with Turkey...
U.S. airstrikes in Syria
An explosion rocks Syrian city of Kobani during a reported suicide car bomb attack by the militants of Islamic State (ISIS) group on a People's Protection Unit (YPG) position in the city center of Kobani, as seen from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, October 20, 2014 in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. According to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey will reportedly allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian city of Kobane while the United States has sent planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurdish fighters around Kobane...
Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads
The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.
K2 - the savage mountain
A group of Japanese trekkers climbs the rock-covered Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan September 3, 2014. Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the world's second tallest mountain, K2, as well as four of the world's 14 summits higher than 8,000 meters. In more peaceful times, northern Pakistan's unspoilt beauty was a major tourist draw but the potentially lucrative industry has been blighted by years of violence...
Photos of the day - October 22, 2014
A woman picks marigold flowers in the fields before sending them to the market to be made into garlands which will be offered during prayers for the Tihar festival, also known as Diwali, in Kathmandu October 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)
Multiple shootings in Ottawa
Police converge on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
The battle for Iraq
Security forces and civilians inspect the site of a double car bomb attack that hit a restaurant in the Shiite-majority district of Talibiya in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. An escalating Sunni insurgency continued its wave of attacks on Tuesday as a string of bombings in and near Baghdad killed and wounded tens of people, Iraqi officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attacks but they bore the hallmarks of the al-Qaida-breakaway Islamic State group...
Assad forces continue battle with Syrian rebels
A man holds a child who survived what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, inside a field hospital in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Badra Mamet (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
Dog worship day in Nepal
A police dog with colored powder on its head at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School as part of the Diwali festival, also known as Tihar Festival, in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 22, 2014. The Tihar festival is the second major festival for Nepalese Hindus and this year is held from October 21, 2014. (EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA)
Is Iowa's Joni Ernst a pragmatist or a partisan? The Senate's balance of power could hinge on the answer
The contest between Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Rep. Bruce Braley is one of the closest Senate races in the country. And whether Iowans believe her claim that she is a middle-of-the-road Republican conservative who likes to solve problems — rather than a tea party candidate who wants to impeach President Barack Obama and abolish the Department of Education and the IRS — will decide the race and possibly determine which party controls the Senate...
The iPad Air 2: Thin, gorgeous, powerful — and that's enough
Yes, it's gotten to the point that we tech critics can pretty much recycle our iPad reviews from year to year. But to be fair, what else is there with the annual tablet refresh? You can make it faster, make its camera better, make its battery life longer, fool with the screen sizes. Then what?