1. IRAQI KURDS HEAD TO FIGHT MILITANTS IN SYRIA
The 150 peshmerga troops crossed into Turkey on their way to help their Syrian brethren in their battle with the Islamic State group in the besieged border town of Kobani.
Thousands of Kurds cheer for Kurdish Peshmerga forces crossing the border into Turkey en route to Kobani, at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing, in the Northern Kurdish Region of Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday, on their way to Syria to help their Syrian Kurdish brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the embattled border town of Kobani. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)