Relatives of Palestinian girl Layan al-Silk, whom medics said was killed with other family members by Israeli shelling near a market in Shejaia, mourn during her funeral in Gaza City July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

U.N. swamped by Gaza war

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire.  Full Article 

Ukraine says suspends attacks to let experts reach crash site, rebels deny 10:33am EDT

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Ukraine said on Thursday it had suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the downed Malaysian airliner's crash site but separatists were continuing to attack its positions. | Video

A man holds up a sign that during a demonstration in support of Argentina's government outside Buenos Aires' Historical Cabildo, July 30, 2014. The sign reads "Homeland or vultures (as they call the holdout investors) - Argentina, be strong! - All with CFK (Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner)"   REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Argentina braces for market reaction to default

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond prices for declines and raising chances a recession could worsen this year.  Full Article | Video 

A boy tugs the shirt of a bicyclist as he skates at the Bar Beach in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos August 24, 2010.   REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Bikes, planes and viruses: How Ebola spreads

LONDON, - For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread.  Full Article | Related Story 

A PlanetBox Rover lunch box set is seen in this picture taken in New York, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The rising cost of your kids' lunch gear

NEW YORK - What started as a creative way to pack lunches has become a movement to reduce waste from individual packaging, save money by buying in bulk, make use of leftovers and have toxin-free food containers.   Full Article 

Brian Cornell, then CEO of Sam's Club, speaks to shareholders during Wal-Marts' annual general meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Target picks Wal-Mart veteran as CEO

Target appointed former Wal-Mart executive Brian Cornell as CEO as it tries to regain customer confidence following a devastating data breach that hurt the retailer's reputation.  Full Article 

Alex Vybourg (L) and Will Luzadas of audio visual integration company SpeakerGuy Inc. straighten a television they installed in a home in Manhattan Beach, California July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Amazon wants to sell, and mount, your TV

SAN FRANCISCO - After two years of study, Amazon is ramping up efforts to offer repair, installation and other services online, tackling a fragmented but potentially rich U.S. market that may be worth an estimated $400 billion.  Full Article 


From elites to music lovers, what makes Verbier Special?

High in the Swiss alps, Verbier music festival draws some of the world's most accomplished musicians. So what makes it so special? Michael Roddy takes his iPhone to find out.