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Protesters walk through the street during a march in support of the protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in Manhattan, New York August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri

22 August 2014

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal on Thursday 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.

Brazil Socialist Party campaign manager quits after Silva named candidate

22 August 2014

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian Socialist Party's campaign manager quit on Thursday hours after environmentalist Marina Silva became its presidential candidate, causing a rift in her team just 45 days before the election.

U.S. government faces high bar charging cop in Ferguson death

22 August 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government prosecutors investigating the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that sparked a Missouri city's nights of rage face an uphill fight delivering the swift or sweeping results demanded by rights activists.

Marching and praying, U.S. clerics seek to restore calm in Ferguson

22 August 2014

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meets with Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud

Italy's Renzi rules out corrective budget, pension cuts

22 August 2014

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi denied on Thursday that his government planned to raise taxes, cut pensions or adopt corrective measures to rein in the budget deficit this year.

Outgoing U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay talks during an interview to Reuters in her office in Geneva August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

22 August 2014

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and security.

In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

22 August 2014

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. air strikes on the militant group Islamic State.

Kuwait releases detained cleric suspected of financing militants

22 August 2014

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities on Thursday released a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric they had detained the previous day after the United States put him on a sanctions list over suspicions he funded militants in Iraq and Syria, his lawyer told Reuters.

Ireland testing dead person recently in Africa for Ebola

22 August 2014

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is testing a dead person who recently returned from Africa for the Ebola virus, the Health Service Executive (HSE) of Ireland said on Thursday.

Palestinians gather around the bodies of two of three senior Hamas commanders, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, during their funeral at a mosque in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 21, 2014.
REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

22 August 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.

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