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Protests in Ferguson dwindle, mass arrests at California rallies

Protests in Ferguson dwindle, mass arrests at California rallies

Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision to clear a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

Suicide bomber attacks British embassy car in Kabul

Suicide bomber attacks British embassy car in Kabul

A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, killing five people including one Briton, officials said.

Most Russians believe troops not fighting in Ukraine

Most Russians believe troops not fighting in Ukraine

A majority of Russians believe their country's troops are not fighting in eastern Ukraine but nearly half would be glad if it turned out they were, an opinion poll showed.

HK student leaders banned from protest site

HK student leaders banned from protest site

Two Hong Kong student leaders were banned from a large area in Mong Kok as a condition of bail after they were arrested during scuffles as police cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for weeks.

British brothers jailed over Syrian terror camp

British brothers jailed over Syrian terror camp

Two brothers from London have became the first Britons to be convicted for attending a militant training camp in Syria as Western governments increasingly warn of the threat posed by fighters returning from conflicts in the Middle East.

Ferguson protests spread across US

Ferguson protests spread across US

About 2000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, as sympathy protests spread to several US cities.

Sausage dogs should be petted, not eaten

Sausage dogs should be petted, not eaten

An animal rights group has petitioned the Swiss government to ban a traditional, if rare, practice of eating cats for dinner and turning dogs into sausages.

Russia is not a threat to anyone - Putin

Russia is not a threat to anyone - Putin

President Vladimir Putin said Russia would safeguard its own security and that of its allies but posed a threat to no one.

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