Spreading the word: Authorities are expanding their efforts to reach out to passengers aboard two flights taken by a nurse infected with Ebola, and five subsequent trips made by the plane used in her return flight. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she took Frontier Airlines 1142 flight from Cleveland to Dallas. The airline says it’s reached out to 800 people who were on those flights.
Fighting back: U.S. airstrikes in Kobani are helping Kurdish fighters turn the tide on ISIS militants in the Syrian town, sources there say. One Kurdish fighter told CNN that ISIS has been forced from many parts of the city, but still controls some key buildings including the hospital and a building that served as headquarters for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units. Kurdish forces have control of the southwest entrance of the city and have taken some buildings back from ISIS.
3. HONG KONG
Clearing the streets: Hong Kong police moved at dawn today to clear a major intersection occupied by pro-democracy protesters for almost three weeks, tearing down tents and dismantling barricades. Around 500 to 600 police carrying wire cutters and riot shields stormed the site in the city’s busy Mong Kok district, catching the 200 or so protesters at the site off guard. A CNN team at the scene said most protesters did not put up any resistance.
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