U.S. to overhaul Syria rebel training program

LONDON - President Barack Obama will overhaul Washington's approach to supporting Syrian rebel forces following this year's deeply troubled launch of a U.S. military training program, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Wall St. little changed in choppy trading; financials weigh 1:16pm EDT

- Wall Street was little changed in choppy trading on Friday as investor optimism due to fading chances of an interest rate hike this year was offset by a fall in energy and financial stocks. | Video

No place left to die

A bulldozer excavates the ground next to the corpse of a drowned refugee at the cemetery of Lesbos September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

LESBOS, Greece - There is no room left in the pauper's section of St. Panteleimon cemetery on Greece's Lesbos island. Buried beneath low mounds of earth, facing Mecca, lay Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian refugees.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Representative Paul Ryan (R) says hello to a tourist as he returns to his office after a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Who'll be the next in line?

WASHINGTON - House Republicans met behind closed doors to discuss next steps in their internal leadership battle, the day after the front-runner to lead their chamber abruptly quit the speaker's race.  Full Article 

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Not in our backyard

BEIJING - China said it would not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation, as the United States considers sailing warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.  Full Article 

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One dead in shooting at university in Arizona

A shooting at Northern Arizona University killed one person and injured three others. The suspect was in custody, the school said.  Full Article 

Wided Bouchamaoui, president of Tunisia's Employers' Organisation (UTICA) and a member of Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet, smiles in her office in Tunis, Tunisia October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisian mediator group wins Peace Prize

OSLO/TUNIS - Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, an example of peaceful transition in a region otherwise struggling with violence and upheaval.  Full Article | Video 

Wider Image: China's mom-and-pop investors

Tang Youyu, 73, wears a cowboy hat and sunglasses as he stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

From pensioners to security guards to students, small investors dominate China's stock markets, conducting about 80 percent of all transactions. But this year they have experienced one of the most tumultuous periods in the country's financial history.  Wider Image 

Uber tries to get legal in China

U.S. ride-hailing app Uber says its trying to get the permits it needs to operate legally in China - a hugely important market for the ride-hailing app.

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WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the National Press Club.