Aug 29, 2014

Ferguson police sued for using excess force

Missouri residents sued the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, claiming police violated their civil rights by using excessive force in response to protests over an officer’s killing of an unarmed black teenager. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson ...

Poroshenko to seek cease-fire after ‘very tough’ talks with Putin

Aug 27, 2014

Poroshenko to seek cease-fire after ‘very tough’ talks with Putin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent cease-fire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic. The first talks between the two leaders since June were described by ...

Al Sharpton seizes the moment at Ferguson teen's funeral

Aug 26, 2014

Al Sharpton seizes the moment at Ferguson teen's funeral

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church — minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old — civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career. ...

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

Aug 25, 2014

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

by gillian Wong

Outside a mosque in China’s restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter’s question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don’t have beards when one such youth interrupted. “Why don’t you just tell them the truth?” he shouted ...

Ukraine celebrates independence day as rebels parade captives

Aug 25, 2014

Ukraine celebrates independence day as rebels parade captives

As armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Kiev in an ostentatious celebration of Ukraine’s independence, pro-Russian rebels who are battling government forces in the east paraded captured soldiers down the besieged streets of Donetsk and displayed charred wreckage of destroyed Ukrainian tanks. Sunday’s rival demonstrations ...

Protesters, police march side by side in Ferguson

Aug 24, 2014

Protesters, police march side by side in Ferguson

A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by a white police officer, setting off more than a week of ...

White House reviewing military-police equipment program: officials

Aug 24, 2014

White House reviewing military-police equipment program: officials

The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama’s call for more separation between the nation’s armed forces and civilian law enforcement. The examination comes in the ...