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US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump answers questions from the media at a press conference during a visit to his Scottish golf course Turnberry. Action Images via Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Which GOP hopefuls will cut through Trump's noise?

WASHINGTON - With Donald Trump sucking up the oxygen on the campaign trail, these are stressful days for the Republican candidates who may not qualify for their party's first presidential debate.  Full Article 

Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of split 8:20am EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.

A paramilitary policeman stands guard while fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games at the National Stadium September 6, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest.  REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA)

Olympic honchos take the road already traveled

KUALA LUMPUR - The choice of Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics over Kazakhstan's Almaty was a solid vote for the tried and tested, and the financial and organisational security of China.  Full Article 

Resident Autumn Fuller, 10, places a stuffed animal at the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in protest against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil's killer

HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe paid for an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, the country's environment minister said.  Full Article 

Investors react as they look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province, China, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Regulator seeks records from brokerages

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI - China is asking foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources with direct knowledge of the requests told Reuters.  Full Article 

Relatives of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Daniel Tam (L-R), Jacquita Gonzales and Kelly (last name not given), 29, address a news conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Families of MH370 victims talk compensation

SYDNEY - The discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean has rekindled efforts by family members of passengers of Flight MH370 to seek greater compensation.  Full Article 

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Astronaut Scott Kelly: "I'm feeling great"

Reuters speaks with astronauts Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station, who say they're feeling great and are staying connected in a variety of ways, like posting photos on Twitter. Multimedia Display (no reporter narration).

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