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 

Dollar, bond yields rise on U.S. rate hike bets 5:24am EDT

LONDON - The dollar jumped and world stocks were left flat-footed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve painted a relatively bright picture of the U.S. economy, boosting bets that it will hike interest rates in September.

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 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote address at Facebook F8 in San Francisco, California March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Facebook profit falls, mobile push dominates

Facebook reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 percent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth.  Full Article 

Russian current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks with Alexei Venediktov (L), editor in chief of the " Ekho Moskvy"(Echo of Moscow) radio station, after a state awards ceremony for achievements in printed media in Moscow, Russia, in this January 13, 2011 file photo.  REUTERS/Yana Lapikova/RIA Novosti/

Media's battle for survival in Putin's Russia

MOSCOW - With state media waging a full-scale information war over the crisis in Ukraine, independent media are battling to survive - and fear the noose around them is tightening.  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.