Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is shown in this still image captured from KNBC video footage from Mojave, California October 31, 2014. REUTERS/KNBC-TV

Virgin Galactic spaceship test flight ends in fatal crash

MOJAVE, Calif. - Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California's Mojave Desert following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other.  Full Article | Video 

Army officer takes charge in Burkina Faso, ousting general 6:21am EDT

OUAGADOUGOU - An officer in Burkina Faso's presidential guard seized power on Saturday promising to lead the West African country to elections after the resignation of longtime President Blaise Compaore, in an apparent putsch against the military chief of staff. | Video

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Third victim in Washington school shooting dies

SEATTLE - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said.  Full Article 

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker panel discussion, "The Ebola Crisis: How it Arose and What you Need to Know," in New York October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Ebola: How it arose and what you need to know

At a Reuters Newsmaker event and panel in New York, U.S Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power said current federal rules balance the public's fear with science.  Video 

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at a campaign event for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who is running for Governor of Maine, while at the Portland Expo in Maine October 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

Republicans have edge in midterm turnout war

WASHINGTON - A daunting reality looms for President Barack Obama's Democrats ahead of congressional elections: Voters from the Republican Party are much more fired up.  Full Article | Video 

Ilya Avramoglu talks at his apparel shop in central Istanbul September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Gentrification tears at Istanbul's historic fabric

ISTANBUL - Istanbul's rapid development, coupled with a new landlord-friendly eviction rule, has provoked social protest and polarized public opinion.  Full Article 

An Islamic State fighter sits at a checkpoint used by Kurdish fighters in al-Jurn village in the countryside of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, after the Islamic State fighters took control of the area October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

How 'conflict antiquities' fund terror

Thousands of archaeological sites are in the control of Islamic State. Is the West fueling looting, and supporting terrorism in the process?  Commentary 

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Virgin spaceship 'mid-air explosion'

Photos appear to show Virgin's spaceship exploding in mid-air before its deadly crash. Rough cut, no reporter narration.