Pro-Russian separatists walk at a destroyed war memorial on Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian rebels to allow Ukrainian troops safe exit

MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine - Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a "humanitarian corridor" to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.  Full Article 

Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State 3:41am EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group.

Syrian refugee children play at a community services centre run by CARE International at Azraq refugee camp near Al Azraq, east of Amman, August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Refugees top 3 million, half of Syria's population

GENEVA - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.  Full Article 

The Google logo is spelled out in heliostats (mirrors that track the sun and reflect the sunlight onto a central receiving point) during a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Google tests drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine.  Full Article 

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola David Nabarro, at the camp in Monrovia August 23, 2014. REUTERS/2Tango

Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people

GENEVA/LAGOS - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.  Full Article 

Protesters hold up posters with the image of former Banco Espirito Santo (BES) CEO Ricardo Salgado during a demonstration at BES's headquarters office in downtown Lisbon in this August 9, 2014 file photo.   REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

The billion-dollar fall of Espirito Santo

LISBON - When a $365 million bond investment by Venezuela's state oil company went south, it portended doom for Ricardo Espirito Santo Salgado's 150-year-old financial empire.  Full Article 

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture.   REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

Banking group denies 'significant' cyber attack

BOSTON - An influential financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase and other banks.  Full Article 

A local resident stands with his arm up over a makeshift memorial at the site where unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Missouri police sued for $40 million

A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.  Full Article