DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING, Russia - Russia ordered aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation. Full Article
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni Islamists whose rise has alarmed Western powers.
WASHINGTON/PARIS - 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. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State. Full Article
NEW YORK - The execution of journalist James Foley, the second of a U.S. journalist since Daniel Pearl's in 2002, underscores changes in the news business, which has seen fewer journalistic resources devoted to international coverage, including wars. Full Article
Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a deadly landslide kills at least 39 people, with more than 50 still missing. Sarah Toms reports.