French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot

Almost certain debris from a Boeing 777: Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.  Full Article 

Asian shares, dollar up on Fed's optimism; earnings in focus 1:47am EDT

HONG KONG - Asian stocks tiptoed higher on Thursday and the dollar consolidated recent gains after the U.S. Federal Reserve painted a relatively bright picture of the economy, but a deepening sell-off in commodities kept gains in check.

Officer Ray Tensing, of the University of Cincinnati police department.   REUTERS/Greenhills Police Department

Cincinnati cop indicted in death of black man

CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black motorist who was stopped because of a missing front license plate.  Full Article 


A pious enigma engulfed in mystery

KABUL - There are no clear photographs in existence of the tall, one-eyed leader of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, one of the most wanted men in the world for over a decade. Now, new evidence may confirm his death two years prior.  Full Article 

An undated photo of Representative Chaka Fattah. REUTERS/U.S. House of Representatives/Handout

Congressman charged in corruption case

WASHINGTON - Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four associates were charged in a political corruption case with bribery and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.  Full Article 

People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Facebook profit falls 9 percent as costs soar

Facebook reported a 9-percent fall in quarterly profit as it spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products such as messaging service WhatsApp and Instagram  Full Article 

Death of the Dead Sea

A utility pole stands in the Dead Sea, Israel July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes are devouring land where the shoreline once stood.  Gallery 

Art from ammunition

A Ukrainian artist creates a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin from remains of 5,000 bullet cartridge cases, entitled 'Face of War'. Sharon Reich reports.