Train wagons are seen on the destroyed railway bridge which collapsed during the fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists, over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka, north of Donetsk city, August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Pro Russia separatists enter Ukraine

KIEV - Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said.   Full Article 

Asia stocks steady as rally fades, euro clings to gains 1:28am EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares held steady after pulling back from a 6-1/2 year high as the recent rally in risk assets petered out for now, while the euro clung to modest gains after rebounding from 13-month lows.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address at the company's  "build" conference in San Francisco, California April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft's Nadella to visit China amid probe

BEIJING - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.  Full Article 

A bitcoin sticker is seen in the window of Locali Conscious Convenience store, where one of Southern California's first two bitcoin-to-cash ATMs began operating today, in Venice, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Bitcoin shows staying power

NEW YORK - Bitcoin is catching on at online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.  Full Article 

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Syrian army attacked on multiple fronts

Two competing rebel groups, including Islamic State, have been attacking Syrian forces, with IS reportedly seizing control of the Golan Heights crossing and a military base.  Video 

Presidential candidate Marina Silva of Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) attends the first television debate at the Bandeirantes TV studio in Sao Paulo August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Silva's silver lining with investors

RIO DE JANEIRO - Investors are warming up to a possible victory by Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential election as the popular environmentalist emerges as their best shot at avoiding four more years of a government they strongly dislike.  Full Article 

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Released Syrian hostage thankful for world's support

After two years of captivity in Syria, American writer Peter Theo Curtis has thanked all the "brave, determined and big-hearted people" who helped coordinate his release. Mana Rabiee reports.

A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Pratt/Handout

Anatomy of an airstrike

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen