A man cries as he offers funeral prayers with others for the late Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar at Jamia Masjid Khyber in Peshawar, Pakistan July 31, 2015. REUTERS/ Fayaz Aziz

Taliban on brink of a split

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -The son and brother of the late Mullah Omar walked out of a meeting where the new leader of the Taliban was chosen, raising a possibility of a split among the radical group.  Full Article 

Wall Street mixed; weak results drag on energy stocks 2:45pm EDT

- Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a drop in energy companies' stocks was offset by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve may delay an interest-rate hike this year following weak wage data.

Mark Balma, an international artist based in California and Florence, Italy, paints a lion head on a canvas in the parking lot 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 

French riot policemen force out migrants who were hidden in a lorry which makes its way to the ferry terminal in Calais October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Migrants say France's 'Jungle' camp is hell

Ethiopian migrant Mima speaks of life in a Calais migrant camp, where hundreds of migrants live as they attempt to cross the Channel to Britain.   Video 

A  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan May 6, 2014.   REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Jeep hacking just a 'shot across the bow'

WASHINGTON - The hacking issues that led Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said.  Full Article 

Fireworks explode behind a snowboarding sculpture to celebrate Beijing being chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou, jointly bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games with capital Beijing, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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 organizational security of China.  Full Article | Gallery 

Jury hears about Colorado gunman's childhood

Defense lawyers for the first time call on childhood friends, teachers and relatives of convicted movie theater gunman James Holmes during the penalty phase of his trial.

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