‘Dozens killed’ in Ukraine fighting

At least 40 people, including soldiers and civilians, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks end without progress.

In Los Angeles, Muslim women find empowerment in female-only Friday prayers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After the traditional call to prayer, Edina Lekovic stood in front of some 150 women seated on the floor at an interfaith center in Los Angeles, and delivered a sermon, a role traditionally reserved for Muslim men.

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece’s efforts to roll back austerity measures.

NASA satellite to measure water in Earth’s soil sent into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – – An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California on Saturday carrying a NASA satellite to measure moisture in the top layer of the Earth’s soil, data to be used in weather-forecasting and tracking of global climate change.



Whitney’s daughter ‘found in bath’

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.