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  • NY police stepping up security after Boston Marathon explosion

    WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - The New York Police Department has stepped up security around landmarks in Manhattan, including near prominent hotels, in response to at least one explosion near the finish line of the Boston marathon on Monday, said Paul Browne, deputy commissioner of the NYPD.

    Browne told Reuters that New York police were re-deploying counter-terrorism vehicles around the city.

    (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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U.S. military says air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State near the Syrian town of Kobani, the first such delivery in more than a month of fighting and a move that could upset Turkey.