A man cries as he offers funeral prayers with others for the late Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar at Jamia Masjid Khyber in Peshawar, Pakistan July 31, 2015. REUTERS/ Fayaz Aziz

Taliban on brink of a split

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -The son and brother of the late Mullah Omar walked out of a meeting where the new leader of the Taliban was chosen, raising a possibility of a split among the radical group.  Full Article 

Dow, S&P dragged down by poor earnings from Exxon, Chevron 10:17am EDT

- The Dow and S&P 500 were dragged down on Friday by weak earnings from oil producers Exxon Mobil and Chevron, while the Nasdaq edged up after Amgen's profit beat expectations.

Migrant crisis reaches France's doorstep


Ethiopian migrant Mima speaks of life in a Calais migrant camp, where hundreds of migrants live as they attempt to cross the Channel to Britain.  Video 

Resident Autumn Fuller, 10, places a stuffed animal at the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in protest against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil's killer

HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe paid for an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, the country's environment minister said.  Full Article 

Fireworks explode behind a snowboarding sculpture to celebrate Beijing being chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou, jointly bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games with capital Beijing, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Olympic honchos take the road already traveled

KUALA LUMPUR - The choice of Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics over Kazakhstan's Almaty was a solid vote for the tried and tested, and the financial and organisational security of China.  Full Article | Gallery 

A Trump supporter blocks her ear as she stands surrounded by Trump protesters outside the Luxe Hotel, where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was expected to speak in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Who will cut through Trump's noise?

WASHINGTON - With Donald Trump sucking up the oxygen on the campaign trail, these are stressful days for the group of Republican candidates who, try as they might, may not qualify for their party's first presidential debate in Cleveland next week.  Full Article 

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

Regulator seeks records from brokerages

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI - China is asking foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources with direct knowledge of the requests told Reuters.  Full Article 

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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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