A Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force lands at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Coalition battle against Islamic State close: Turkey

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - Turkey said on a U.S.-led coalition will soon launch a "comprehensive battle" against Islamic State militants from Turkish air bases.   Full Article 

Dollar up on Fed rate bets, earnings lift shares 7:20am EDT

LONDON - The dollar rose to its highest in more than three months on Wednesday after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank was close to raising interest rates, while solid European corporate earnings propelled stocks higher.

Rohingya migrants from Myanmar wait in line for food aid packages at a temporary shelter in Beyeun, near Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province May 31, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  REUTERS/Zabur Karuru/Antara Foto

Concerns over human trafficking report mount

WASHINGTON - Senior lawmakers expressed concern about whether the State Department’s annual global report on human trafficking may have been watered down due to political considerations and vowed to demand a full accounting at a Senate hearing this week.  Full Article 

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Island building has stopped: China

KUALA LUMPUR - Beijing has halted land reclamation in the South China Sea, and calls on countries in the region to speed up talks on how claimant states should conduct themselves, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.  Full Article 

LED lights from computers ports are illuminated inside a data centre in Madrid, Spain, April 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Hackers can use sound waves to steal data

LAS VEGAS - A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers and printers in order to send information out of an office through sound waves.  Full Article 

Afghan men harvest wheat on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Civilian casualties rise in Afghan war: UN

KABUL - Armed clashes were the leading cause of almost 5,000 civilian casualties recorded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2015, as fighting intensified following the withdrawal of most foreign troops last year.  Full Article 

Whale guided to open water after swimming into Buenos Aires dock

The whale that made a surprise visit to a fancy dock area in Buenos Aires is guided to open water. Jennifer Davis reports.

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