posted at 23:50
Author Name: Dina Spector
10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now: October 22, 2014
Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Wednesday. Islamic State militants continue to shell the Syrian town of Kobani after US aircraft drop weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces there. A televised first meeting between student leaders of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and government officials showed little progress. Traders say three major changes - stablizing energy stocks, a possible delay in US interest rate hikes, and subsiding panic over Ebola - have sent markets surging back. Swedish forces reported two new sightings of unidentified vessels in its waters. South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. After reporting a drop in global same-store sales of 3.3% in the last quarter, McDonald's has unveiled a plan to get the burger chain back on top, including "Going back to the basics." Sleeping lions have nabbed first place in London's Natural History Museum's wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition.

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