Palestinians help to put out a fire from the rubble of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Truce fails, Gaza war rages

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.  Full Article 

U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley 8:19pm EDT

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.

Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/2Tango

Police fire on protesters as Ebola toll rises

MONROVIA - Liberian police shot live rounds and teargas on a stone-throwing crowd protesting a neighborhood quarantine as the epidemic's death toll rose to 1,350 in West Africa.  Full Article 

Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant in Florrissant, Missouri August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

Attorney general visits Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Attorney General Eric Holder was visiting 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.  Full Article | Slideshow 


Landslides kill at least 36 in Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima.  Video | Full Article 

Screen grab from recent video of James Foley killing.  REUTERS via REUTERS TV

Did U.S. ransom policy help kill Foley?

Foley’s execution is the clearest evidence yet of how vastly different responses to kidnappings by U.S. and European governments save European hostages but can doom the Americans.   Full Article 


Inside Livestream. Location: Ferguson

An app from Brooklyn-based Livestream has become a real-time video tool for people on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri.  Video 

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Beheading video followed prior threat

GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni says the Islamic State video, that shows the beheading of journalist James Foley, came after a threat was made to the family last week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).