BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict. Full Article
BEIJING - China on Saturday called US criticism of an approach by one of its jets to a US Navy patrol plane off the Chinese coast earlier this week "completely groundless" and said its pilot had maintained a safe distance from the US aircraft.
BEIRUT/WASHINGTON - The U.S. military incursion into the heart of Islamic State territory near the Syrian city of Raqqa , made on U.S. Independence Day, ended in disappointment when the soldiers failed to find journalist James Foley or other U.S. hostages. Full Article
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Ukraine's leaders in Kiev as prelude to Russia-Ukraine talks next week, and as government shelling intensifies on the rebel stronghold Donetsk. Mana Rabiee reports.