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Washington Red Skins ran onto the pitch with their hands in the air last night, in a very public tribute to the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.

'Hands up, don't shoot' pose has become symbol of protest

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Police watch as demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death

It was clear that the police were again at a loss over how to deal with the unrest

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The Jihadist group says Sotloff's life depends on how the US responds

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Fans at a UEFA Champion League football match between Arsenal and Besiktas in Turkey held up a sign in tribute to Michael Brown

Besiktas fans in Istanbul held up a 'RIP Mike Brown' sign

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James Foley's car was stopped by armed men in Syria's Idlib province. Rebels searched for him without success

Diane Foley implores Isis militants 'to spare lives of innocent hostages'

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James Foley's car was stopped by armed men in Syria's Idlib province. Rebels searched for him without success

The journalist went missing in 2012 while reporting on the civil war in Syria

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St. Louis Police have shot dead another man, a short distance from Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of protests over the killing of teenager Mike Brown

The unidentified 23-year-old approached officers while brandishing a knife

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James Foley has been missing since he was seized by armed men in Syria in November 2012

The White House said it was not immediately possible to verify its authenticity, but if genuine, the US would be 'appalled by the brutal murder'

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Mariela Castro has become the first person to vote against a bill in Cuba's National Assembly

The daughter of President Castro is one of Cuba's most vociferous LGBT right's activists

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Police attempting to control protesters shot smoke and tear gas to disperse them

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan. This is a country where those fighting for justice have given up on the law as a means of redress

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Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, was among those arrested for blocking the Nixon office building

Ms Epstein has called for 'peace, justice and equality'

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The most poignant ice bucket challenge to date has been undertaken by David Kurt McClain, a man who has been suffering with ALS for over a decade.

David Kurt McClain has been living with ALS for 12 years

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Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead in 2012

'But know this: neither of their lives shall be in vain'

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Children hold signs on 15 August

People of all ages, races and religions have convened to protest the death of Michael Brown

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A woman has her face doused with water after being tear gassed by police as she was protesting Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri

Criticism of police tactics and intimidation against Ferguson protesters have led to an outcry, including from Iran's Supreme Leader, Egypt and China

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Two shot and 31 arrested as Captain Ronald Johnson blames 'criminals throwing Molotov cocktails' for escalation of civil unrest

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Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, was among those arrested for blocking the Nixon office building

Eight protesters were arrested during demonstrations against National Guard

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A man prays next to the tomb of slain Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero inside the national cathedral in San Salvador

Archbishop Romero was previously 'blocked' by Vatican officials for his suspected Marxist political leanings

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Police in protective clothing advance through a cloud of tear gas toward demonstrators on 17 August

Scott Olson had apparently "not moved out of the way fast enough" - see his incredible Ferguson images below

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

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Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
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Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

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Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
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Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment