Israeli soldiers ride atop armoured personnel carriers (APCs) (C and R) near the border with the Gaza Strip August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel targets top Hamas commanders, three killed

GAZA - An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip, the clearest sign yet that Israel is focusing its assault on those leading the militant attacks.   Full Article | Slideshow 

Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament 1:54am EDT

BANGKOK - Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

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 

Demonstrators shout "Hands up, don't shoot," while protesting the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Attorney general visits Ferguson

FERGUSON Mo. - Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 12 nights of racially charged protests.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. journalist James Foley (R) arrives with fellow reporter Clare Gillis (not pictured), after being released by the Libyan government, at Rixos hotel in Tripoli, in this picture taken May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

U.S. military failed in Foley rescue attempt

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, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.  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 

Israeli air strikes light up night sky in Gaza

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's military campaign may be extended. Gavino Garay reports.