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 

U.S. wage growth brakes in second-quarter; consumer sentiment slips 1:10pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. labor costs in the second quarter recorded their smallest increase in 33 years as workers earned less in commissions and bonuses, in what appeared to be a temporary wage growth setback against the backdrop of diminishing labor market slack.

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 | Slideshow 

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 

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 

A Chinese military health worker, part of a delegation sent by China to help in the fight against Ebola, has her temperature taken as she arrives at Roberts airport outside Monrovia November 15, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue

The end of Ebola?

LONDON/GENEVA - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a new vaccine was 100 percent effective.  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 

India to overtake China's population by 2022

A United Nations report says India is on course to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2022.

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