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  • Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

    Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist
    Police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. Funeral...
  • Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they...
  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state's rules...
  • Chan Lowe: Ferguson, Missouri

    Chan Lowe: Ferguson, Missouri
    If you were traveling in Austria today, you might have seen the story about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Missouri plastered across every one of that country’s front pages.   Why would a remote Central European country care so much about a...
  • Vikings reach settlement with former punter Kluwe

    (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe over his claim that he was released by the team last year due to his support of same-sex marriage. Though terms of the resolution were not disclosed, the Vikings...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • Senior Merkel ally calls for common European arms export rules

    BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Chancellor Angela Merkel's main allies in parliament has called for Europe to adopt common arms export regulations, saying there would be an increasing number of European defense companies in future. Volker Kauder, the floor...
  • Migrant rape victim denied abortion in Ireland: paper

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A migrant who said she was raped in her homeland before traveling to Ireland gave birth by Caesarean section when she was 24 weeks pregnant after Irish doctors rejected her request for an abortion on the grounds of...
  • Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. Navi Pillay, who is due to...
  • China chides US over Ferguson violence, American racism

    BEIJING China, a country with its own ethnic tensions and record of excessive police action, remained quiet during the first week of clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. That has changed in the last two days. On Monday and...