BEIJING - President Xi Jinping announced he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two.
LONDON - World stocks rose on Thursday, lifted by the strong rally on Wall Street the previous day, but investors were cautious ahead of a potentially critical 24 hours that will include a European Central Bank policy meeting and the latest U.S. jobs data.
Politicians are embracing court-ordered drug rehab to reduce prison crowding. The case of Martin Szczupak, a young addict sent to a facility run by Phoenix Houses of New York, shows how good intentions can backfire when care falls short. Full Coverage
Images taken by Reuters photographers from around the world for the month of August 2015, including the global migrant crisis, the explosion in Tianjin, the anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, the U.S. presidential race, as well as other moments of everyday life. Produced by Canice Leung.