Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko gestures in Kiev August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Tighten Ukraine-Russia border for peace: Merkel

KIEV, Ukraine - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the standoff over Ukraine could be solved but only if control was tightened over the Ukraine-Russia border.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Suicide attacks kill at least 17 in Iraq after mosque shooting 11:18am EDT

BAGHDAD - Two suicide bombers in Iraq killed at least 17 people in apparent revenge attacks after an assault on a Sunni mosque deepened sectarian conflict. | Video

A view of what witnesses said was an explosion caused by an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ezz Zanon

Palestinian president seeks resumption of talks

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an urgent resumption of peace talks as violence continued unabated in the Gaza Strip.  Full Article 

Relatives of the victims of the MH17 disaster react during a minute's silence during a repatriation ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex of KLIA airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Bodies of MH17 victims return to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black as they observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed over Ukraine.  Full Article 


Hoverbike aims to take aviation to a new level

UK-based Malloy Aeronautics is preparing to test a manned quadcopter capable of out-maneuvering a helicopter and presenting a new paradigm for aerial vehicles.  Video 

Protestors march down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Black councilman keeps low profile in Ferguson

FERGUSON Missouri - In many ways Dwayne James, the only black councilman in a predominantly black town, is a beacon of hope in Ferguson. However, he has maintained a public silence while the town was rocked by racially charged riots.  Full Article 

Workers wearing protective masks sit at the Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport in Abidjan August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast closes borders over Ebola threat

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory.  Full Article 

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

U.S. launched dramatic midnight rescue in Syria

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON - The U.S. military incursion into the heart of Islamic State territory near the Syrian city of Raqqa , made on U.S. Independence Day, ended in disappointment when the soldiers failed to find journalist James Foley or other U.S. hostages.  Full Article 

First trucks from aid convoy to Ukraine cross back into Russia

Part of Russian convoy returns after igniting a storm of anger in Western capitals a day earlier by driving into Ukraine without the permission of the government in Kiev. Sarah Toms reports.