Tires are set on fire during a rally held by members of the far-right radical group Right Sector, representatives of the Ukrainian volunteer corps and their supporters in central Kiev, Ukraine, in this July 3, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/Files

'Moscow must burn'

KIEV – Dmytro Korchynsky wants to create a Christian "Taliban" to reclaim eastern Ukraine. He leads a volunteer battalion fighting separatist rebels and bows to neither Kiev nor Moscow.  Full Article 

Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks 12:29pm EDT

KABUL - Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died more than two years ago. | Video

Mermix founder Christos Stamatis sits in his office in Lamia, Greece July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Hay for cheese? Barter booms in rural Greece

LAMIA, Greece - A rising number of Greeks in rural areas are swapping goods and services in cashless transactions since the government shut down banks to prevent a collapse.  Full Article 

A French policeman signals to migrants to leave the road as lorries queue in Calais, northern France, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Death in the Chunnel, migrant crisis deepens

LONDON/PARIS - A Sudanese man died as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there.  Full Article 

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen arrives to testify before a House Financial Services committee hearing on "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy" on Capitol Hill in Washington July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is expected to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.  Full Article 

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets up after being sacked by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter during the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale, Arizona, February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Brady blasts NFL 'Deflategate' suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "very disappointed" that the NFL upheld his four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" scandal and denied that he destroyed his cellphone to avoid giving it to investigators.  Full Article 


Nature is reclaiming what is hers on the island of Shengshan, east of Shanghai.  The Wider Image 

NASA's fizzing water bubble experiment captured in hi-res

NASA astronaut Terry Virts explores water tension in microgravity by dissolving an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water. Matthew Stock reports.