Rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok battalion - or eastern battalion - speaks during an interview in Donetsk, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Rebel commander says fighters had BUK missile

DONETSK Ukraine - A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.  Full Article 

Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high 9:06pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. | Video

Friends and relatives of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah mourn during his funeral in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv July 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Bloodshed deepens as Kerry seeks ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress.  Full Article | Video 

A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung International Airport, southern Taiwan, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 47

TAIPEI - A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.  Full Article 

Cases of Pepsi are displayed for sale in Carlsbad, California in this file photo taken February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

PepsiCo raises profit forecast

PepsiCo's higher-than-expected quarterly profit could give the company more ammunition against an activist investor who wants it to separate its snack and beverage businesses.  Full Article 

A man walks past Deutsche Bank offices in London December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Problems at Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations

FRANKFURT, - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight, a source told Reuters.  Full Article 

The wanted poster of Yoo Byung-un. REUTERS/Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency

Ferry fugitive hid in wall to evade arrest

SUNCHEON/INCHEON, South Korea - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin.  Full Article 

Muhammadu Buhari speaks in Lagos in this April 6, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Joe Penny

Bombs kill 82 in Nigeria, ex-leader targeted

KADUNA, Nigeria - At least 82 people were killed in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna. They were targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a busy market and a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer.  Full Article 

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Gaza death toll hits 687; three more Israeli soldiers die

Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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