French gendarmes and police stand on the beach where a large piece of plane debris was found in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot

Debris points to likely MH370 breakthrough

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.  Full Article 

Asia shares face July drop on worst China loss in six years 2:38am EDT

SINGAPORE/TOKYO - Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were still set to post a loss for July, led by China's biggest monthly drop in six years.

Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Miller

U.S. to probe killing of Cecil the lion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. wildlife laws.  Full Article | Video 

Investors react as they look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province, China, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT.

Concerns over risks of a slowing economy

BEIJING - China needs to ensure that risks presented by a slowing economy do not trigger unrest, the state planner said, acknowledging the problems the country faces should unemployment rise.  Full Article 

Members of Kazakhstan's national team attend training session at the Sunkar Ski Jumping complex in Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Where in the world for 2022 Olympics?

KUALA LUMPUR - The global economic crisis and the shifting power-base of world sport have left the International Olympic Committee facing a difficult decision in picking the 2022 Winter Olympics host city.  Slideshow | Full Article 

Taliban fighters pose with weapons in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan October 30, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

The West may miss Mullah Omar

With Islamic State and other jihadist groups vying for the loyalty of young Taliban fighters, it is unclear whether any leader except Mullah Omar can hold the movement together and then get its members to accept a peace settlement.  Commentary 

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Astronaut Scott Kelly: "I'm feeling great"

Reuters speaks with astronauts Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station, who say they're feeling great and are staying connected in a variety of ways, like posting photos on Twitter. Multimedia Display (no reporter narration).

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