Stocks take a dive on China growth fears

Wall Street slumped more than 2 percent, pushing all three major indexes into the red after weak China data escalated fears that the slowdown in the world's second-largest economy will constrain global growth.

Hit by cheap oil, Canada's economy falls into recession 1:10pm EDT

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy shrank again in the second quarter, putting the country in recession for the first time since the financial crisis, with a plunge in oil prices spurring companies to chop business investment.

A man waves an LGBT equality rainbow flag at a celebration rally in West Hollywood, California, United States, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Clerk defies high court over gay marriage

Kentucky county clerk cited "God's authority" in rejecting requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples, deepening a legal standoff now two months old.   Full Article | Video 

A Chinese couple poses during a pre-wedding photoshoot in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Chinese load up on Paris wedding snaps

PARIS- As young Chinese become wealthier, they have taken to Paris the tradition of having wedding photos taken in advance for display on the big day. An industry banking on the city's romantic image has grown up around the trend.  Full Article 

A policeman tries to control migrants as new rules now mandate each passenger have allocated seats on trains bound for the West from Budapest, Hungary, on August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Chaos at Budapest station as migrants protest

BUDAPEST/BERLIN - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, testing EU asylum rules.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Soap bubbles flies next to Pope Francis (L)  as he leads the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope allows priests to forgive abortion

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year.   Full Article | Video 

A bleak outlook for Japan's nuclear power

A new Reuters analysis shows the number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards.

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