Heavy rain is delaying a search for more than 50 people
believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the
Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians round
on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the
The governor of Missouri has ordered the withdrawal of
National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions
have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged
nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will call on
Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action for
pro-Russian separatists to be withdrawn from Ukraine when the
two men meet next week, his website said.
With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on
independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate
away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used
after breaking from the United Kingdom.
The US military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to
rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages
held in Syria, a US official says, in an operation that the
Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.
Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine's
rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought
street battles in other towns as they sought to crush a
four-month-old separatist rebellion.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has visited Ferguson,
Missouri, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in
the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of
an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.