From a watery death, back home to Syria

MUGLA, Turkey - A Syrian refugee child drowns at sea, leaving behind a distraught father and a searing image. His story is emblematic of a migrant crisis that has spiraled out of control.

Wall St. adds to gains amid strong U.S. data, ECB comments 11:43am EDT

- Wall Street extended its gains on Thursday as data pointed to a strengthening U.S. economy and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures.

China trims troops

Chinese soldiers march during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping plans to cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two.  Full Article | Video 

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis gestures as she refuses to issue marriage licenses to a same-sex couple in Morehead, Kentucky September 1, 2015, in a still image from video provided by WLEX. REUTERS/WLEX/

Kentucky clerk faces judgment day

ASHLAND, Ky. - The county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs heads to court where a federal judge could hold her in contempt for defying his order to do so.  Full Article | Video 

The son, Khaled (L), and daughter, Asmaa, of Mahmoud Abdel Hadi pose for a picture in front of a photograph of their father at the family home in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, Egypt, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

In Egypt, jailed Islamists 'dying of neglect'

DAMIETTA, Egypt - Egyptian and international human rights groups claim over 100 cases of deaths of prisoners "by neglect" over the past two years under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.  Full Article 


Selfie madness: dying to get the picture

SYDNEY - Selfies have inspired a spate of risk taking and offensive public behavior, pushing the boundaries of safety and decorum. Now, governments are starting to treat the selfie as a serious threat to public safety.  Full Article 

Breakingviews: Dancing on air

Robert Sillerman's electronic dance music roll-up SFX is in trouble just two years after its IPO. Breakingviews columnists discuss what went wrong and what might happen next.

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