RT News - October 12, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Fierce fighting rages for the last Kurdish stronghold in Syria, as Islamic State closes in on the center of Kobani - while neighbouring Turkey remains deaf to pleas for help; Police in London use force to round up pro-Kurdish activists, who were calling on the British government to help save those besieged by jihadists in Syria; Way ahead of predictions - China marches to the top of the worlds economies, knocking the U.S. into second place for the first time in a century; Anticipation builds ahead of the first ever Sochi Formula One Grand Prix. We report from the venue.