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Heather Saul is an online news reporter for www.independent.co.uk

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Unrest in Ferguson continues over Michael Brown shooting

Tensions grew overnight after the Governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency in the St Louis suburb following violence on Friday

People run as police start to fire tear gas at a crowd when they remained on the street after a midnight curfew on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson man shot in fresh clashes 'critical' as curfew expires

About 150 protesters defied a midnight curfew enforced over Missouri town 

Video footage of a Japanese politician who claimed 3 million yen (£172,300) on expenses defending his actions in a tear-filled, emotional rant has gone viral.

Video of Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura crying hysterically at press conference goes viral

Nonomura was overcome with emotion when he spoke at a press conference to defend himself against claims he had misused expenses

Protesters march through the Kenyan border town of Busia

'Grass cutter' gang rape: Kenyans protest after rapists told to 'cut the lawn' outside police station as punishment for brutal attack

The rape of a 16-year-old girl sparked worldwide outrage when three men accused of the attack were released after cutting grass

Adam Hird, a travel agent and amateur pilot was involved in a confrontation outside Club No.65 in Vauxhall, southwest London, which left him unconscious.

Aspiring pilot dies 'after being restrained by bouncers' outside London club

Adam Hird was left unconscious after a confrontation outside Club No. 65 and died two days later

Graphic video footage has emerged of the moment a policeman shot and fatally wounded a handcuffed prisoner being restrained on the floor in El Paso City jail.

Police officer fatally shoots handcuffed prisoner who had been tasered five times in one day

Daniel Saenz was fatally wounded after an officer pulled his gun during a struggle in the Downtown Jail in El Paso

The 911 call made by a cyclist who discovered a girl lying on the road after being attacked by her classmates in a disturbing tribute to the mythological internet character Slender Man has been released by police.

Slender Man: Stabbing victim released from Wisconsin hospital

Girl told parents she found the strength to crawl to safety after being stabbed 19 times because 'I wanted to live'

The man was riding his bike while wearing a GOPRO camera on his helmet when the assailant armed with a gun ran up and stopped him in his tracks.

GoPro camera films man as he is robbed at gun point in Cape Town

The assailants did not seem to notice the camera on his helmet

Slender Man stabbing: 911 call made by cyclist who discovered victim released

The cyclist the found victim on the road after she had been stabbed 19 times

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