'Michael Brown might be still alive if we voted for the right people'
2014-08-22 23:59:33 UTC
The group of Ferguson residents clumped around the makeshift memorial at the spot where a police officer shot Michael Brown readily admitted that two weeks ago they had little idea who ran their city.
They paid no attention to the fact that, wh...
Opinion: Obama doesn't shirk difficulties
2014-08-22 16:03:36 UTC
<strong>By Miodrag Soric</strong>
The American people are willing to give their president a lot of leeway - except when it comes to letting the country appear politically or economically weak. That simply doesn't align with image Americans have...
American Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital
2014-08-22 06:50:18 UTC
Two US humanitarian workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia have been released from Emory University hospital in Atlanta after receiving an experimental drug treatment which has yet to go through full clinical and human trials.
Pentagon: ISIS is 'beyond anything we've seen'
2014-08-22 06:32:33 UTC
Senior Pentagon officials described the Islamic State (Isis) militant group as an “apocalyptic” organisation that posed an “imminent threat” on Thursday, yet the highest ranking officer in the US military said that in the short term, it was suffic...
National guard withdrawal from Ferguson
2014-08-21 20:48:53 UTC
Missouri governor Jay Nixon has ordered the national guard to withdraw from Ferguson after two nights of relative calm, ending a controversial deployment and raising hopes of a return to normality in a city wracked by protest and violence.
Elite US military forces 'tried to rescue James Foley'
2014-08-21 05:52:25 UTC
Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free an American journalist, James Foley, before he was killed by militants with the Islamic State (Isis), the Pentagon announced on Wednesd...
Obama to James Foley's Family: 'Our hearts are broken'
2014-08-20 20:03:43 UTC
President Barack Obama denounced Islamic State (Isis) militants for murdering an American journalist in retaliation for US air strikes in Iraq, showing an anger he has rarely displayed in remarks about the Iraq conflict.
“No just god would stan...
Police in Ferguson are violating the First Amendment
2014-08-20 12:11:19 UTC
Unrest continues in the US town of Ferguson. Reporters are complaining that police seem to be targeting them, as well as protesters, with arrests and by keeping them from certain areas - supposedly for safety reasons.
The National Guard may be ...
ISIS Video Shows beheading of U.S. Journalist James Foley
2014-08-22 23:21:32 UTC
Militants from the Islamic State have released a video showing a jihadist speaking with a British accent beheading an American journalist in what it says is a revenge killing for the ongoing US air strikes in Iraq.
The chilling message in the v...
Another young African-American man shot and killed by St Louis police
2014-08-19 21:03:31 UTC
St. Louis police shot and killed a young African-American man Tuesday after authorities say he brandished a knife.
The shooting took place not far from Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white polic...
Another night of chaos 10 days after shooting of Michael Brown
2014-08-19 19:20:52 UTC
Police arrested 31 as they clashed with protesters in another night of gunfire, teargas and chaos in Ferguson 10 days after the shooting of an unarmed teenager ignited an uproar over race in America.
A massive show of force by riot police and n...
Nothing works in Ferguson. Here's how to fix a police force – and punish cops
2014-08-19 19:08:04 UTC
It’s difficult to view citizens as partners when you’re looking at them through a Kevlar helmet and a riot shield – or when you have failed to build a culture of trust and then you add military equipment and tactics to a combustible mix of racial ...
Missouri’s governor sends National guard troops to Ferguson
2014-08-18 10:32:58 UTC
The national guard in Missouri is to be deployed to the city of Ferguson after the most intense night of violence since the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, in which police used teargas against protesters hours before a midnight curfew came int...
Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Michael Brown including two to his head
2014-08-18 10:03:02 UTC
Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by the police officer Darren Wilson set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medic...
Missouri governor blames Ferguson police chief for violence
2014-08-17 20:37:43 UTC
The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, on Sunday blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for renewed violence in the city, as the US department of justice stepped in to order an independent autopsy on the body of the teenager shot dead by a police...
Rick Perry vowed to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power
2014-08-17 02:42:03 UTC
The governor of the US state of Texas, Rick Perry, has vowed to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power, which he dismissed as a "farce".
It "amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power... I cannot and will not allow that to happe...
American preference to fight for Kurds rather than Iraqis
2014-08-16 17:28:37 UTC
Iraq's political class has watched with fear and envy in the last fortnight as American jets have slowed the Islamic State extremist group's advance towards the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil.
At the same time, the group, formerly known as Isis, h...
Ferguson police clash with Anti-racism protesters again overnight
2014-08-16 16:51:12 UTC
Police in riot gear clashed overnight with small groups of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri amid signs of renewed tensions over the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a local patrol officer.
The flareups, breaking a period of relative calm, cam...
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Shot Michael Brown
2014-08-15 22:03:37 UTC
Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson named the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Saturday, August 9, 2014 is Darren Wilson.
Police on Friday said that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michae...
A stark illustration of newly militarised US law enforcement
2014-08-15 07:07:28 UTC
Michael Brown was shot dead by an officer from a police force of 53, serving a population of just 21,000. But the police response to a series of protests over his death has been something more akin to the deployment of an army in a miniature warzo...
Five days after Michael Brown (18) killing: Vigils across US
2014-08-15 06:26:40 UTC
Moments of silence and protests were held in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Bay Area and elsewhere, five days after Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot.
After four nights of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, where he died, state police took charge o...
Obama to Missouri police: No excuse to use excessive force
2014-08-14 21:01:16 UTC
The governor of Missouri pledged changes to the tone of policing at demonstrations against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, as Barack Obama on Thursday added his voice to widespread criticism of a military-style crackdown.
Addressing the ...
City authorities concealing the name of the officer who killed the unarmed teenager
2014-08-13 06:28:08 UTC
Civil liberties campaigners threatened on Tuesday to sue the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, for the name of the police officer who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown, arguing that city authorities were breaking the law by keeping i...
'They killed another young black man in America'
2014-08-13 06:21:10 UTC
Michael Brown was on the right path, according to his family and friends. Studying did not come easily, but the 18-year-old worked hard at Normandy high school and graduated in May. Mike had been due to start classes at Vatterott College last Mond...
Rage continue after unarmed black 18-year-old was shot several times by Police
2014-08-12 06:43:14 UTC
<strong>Anger continues to flare up in streets after 18-year-old was shot several times by officer in part of St Louis, Missouri</strong>
Authorities in a St Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police have used tear...