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A beach vendor walks on the beach while a Greek flag flutters at a southern Athens suburb July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greece may seek €24 billion in first new aid tranche

ATHENS - Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said.  Full Article 

New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message 2:27pm EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.

Jeb Bush takes questions at a town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, May 13, 2015. REUTERS/James Glover II

Gilded roster for Bush

NEW YORK - The first report of GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Super PAC reveals for the first time just how much the group, Right to Rise, functioned as a kind of shadow campaign for Bush.  Full Article 

A fitness instructor leads a SoulCycle class at their Union Square location in New York, April 13, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

SoulCycle IPO endorphins inhibit pain potential

SoulCycle is inviting investors to join its “tribe” as “an athlete, … a renegade or a rockstar.” The indoor cycling chain has filed for an IPO. Its sales accelerated by more than 50 percent in the first quarter to $35 million. But there are weak points in the spin...  Full Article 

Smoke rises after what Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters said was shelling by them on locations controlled by Islamic State fighters in Ghwayran neighborhood in Hasaka city, Syria in this file photo taken on July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Kurdish militia accuses Turkey of 'provocation'

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile.  Full Article 

Members of the public watch from the street at the funeral of Kristina Bobbi Brown, the only child of singer Whitney Houston at Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Bobbi's funeral draws crowd of onlookers

ALPHARETTA, Ga., - Dozens of onlookers gathered near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.  Full Article 

An artist's depiction of Earth's magnetic field deflecting high-energy protons from the sun four billion years ago, is shown in this image released on July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Osadciw/University of Rochester/Handout via Reuters

Earth's 'magnetic personality' older than thought

WASHINGTON - Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against streams of charged particles rushing from the Sun. And a new study shows Earth was protected by its magnetic field beginning very early in its history.  Full Article 

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Reunion Island volcano erupts

Dramatic footage shows the eruption of a volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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