Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drive onto the territory of Russia-Ukraine border crossing point "Donetsk" in Russia's Rostov RegionRussia sends an aid mission into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's approval.



UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

A Syrian army soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad chats with fellow fighters sitting on a balcony of a damaged building in Mleiha, which lies on the edge of the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus airport, after taking control of the area frGENEVA (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.



Mo 'ne Davis's dream season comes to an end

Two of the best stories in an uplifting Little League World Series collided in Williamsport, and one had to lose.



Americans believed to be among jihadists in Syria

A Jihadist believed to be a 20-year-old man from Cardiff, Wales, speaks in an online jihadist recruitment video on June 19, 2014At least 100 Americans may have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to join the conflict.



Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

National Guard troops walk through a staging area located at a shopping center parking lot in Ferguson, MissouriBy Nick Carey and Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago. Police, who were widely criticized for using heavy-handed tactics to quell earlier protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, made only isolated arrests as local clergy and civic leaders worked to keep protests orderly. In an apparent sign of easing tensions, Captain Ron Johnson, a black State Highway Patrol officer placed in command last week after the criticism of the local police, said a drawdown of National Guard troops would begin on Friday. Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard deployment to help quell the looting and vandalism that have accompanied the nightly protest rallies over Brown's death on Aug. 9, but the troops have largely kept a low profile.





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