Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood fund cuts

WASHINGTON - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate, temporarily halting moves to punish the group for its role in gathering fetal tissue for medical research.  Full Article 

Respite for commodities as dollar wilts, China bounces 4:52am EDT

LONDON - Oil prices steadied at $50 a barrel after a 5 percent drop and badly bruised commodity and Chinese markets were calmer generally on Tuesday, as investors attempted to shake off the recent turbulence.

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

U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments

JOHANNESBURG - Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month.  Full Article 

Rohingya migrants from Myanmar wait in line for food aid packages at a temporary shelter in Beyeun, near Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province May 31, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/ Zabur Karuru/Antara Foto

State Dept. diluted human trafficking report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was pressured to inflate assessments of 14 strategically important countries.  Full Article 

Sumera Bibi, 26, sister of Shafqat Hussain who was convicted of killing a child in 2004, reacts while speaking to Reuters in Islamabad August 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistan hangs man convicted as a juvenile

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan hanged a man whose case triggered an international outcry after his lawyers said he was arrested as a juvenile and tortured into confessing to a murder.  Full Article 

A woman holding an Apple iPhone passes a Samsung Galaxy S6 advertisement at a mall in Singapore April 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Edgar Su

Glamour days for Samsung are over

SEOUL - For four years Samsung has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing in the premium mobile market. But the coming years are set to be more somber, as it wards of competition from Chinese rivals.   Full Article 

Palestinians break taboo, seek Israeli citizenship

More and more Palestinians with permanent residency in East Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship -- while defying taboo. Gavino Garay reports.

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