Smoke rises above buildings after Islamic State militants hit Syrian town of Kobani with a mortar fire on October 19, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey.

The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani in what appeared to be the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has provided lethal aid to the rebels.

Muslims perform Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Central Mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic on October 04, 2014.

Gunfire, explosions heard in capital amid tension between militias.

A woman walks past damaged trees in Orient Bay on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin on October 14, 2014. Three people were missing at sea after the hurricane Gonzalo swept through the French Caribbean islands of Saint Barthelemy and Saint-Martin, also causing property damage, the islands' delegate prefecture said.

Storm churned through the North Atlantic with wind speeds of 140 mph.

A police officer detains a pro-democracy protester after he was tackled to the ground in Hong Kong on October 15, 2014.

Police used pepper spray, arrested dozens of protesters.

A member places a vote in a ballot box as voting begins for the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly voting in a secret ballot to fill five non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council on October 16, 2014 in New York City.

Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain awarded non-permanent seeats.

A photo taken from the Suruc district of Sanliurfa, Turkey shows smoke rises from Ayn al-Arab city (Kobani) of Syria after the US-led coalition bombed the targets of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Ayn al-Arab, on October 7, 2014.

The U.S.-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on 'White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns about the Secret Service' on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Julia Pierson steps down following several high-profile security lapses.