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Ukraine, through the looking glass

08/28/14 08:06PM

In the last several months, Russia’s proxy war in eastern Ukraine – supporting an allegedly homegrown, pro-Russian separatist movement – has evolved from fomenting rebellion to more overt displays of aggression, including sending columns of tanks, heavy weaponry and thousands of troops to support the rebels across the border. read more

Cyclists ride during the 102 mile fourth and last stage of the Arctic Race in Norway, Aug. 17, 2014.

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 16-22

08/22/14 10:58AM

Almost two weeks after the deadly shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., protesters continued to take to the streets, with some demonstrations turning violent. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made a visit to the city on Wednesday to meet with community members, Brown’s family, and to initiate a “fair investigation” into Brown’s death. read more

A plastic fruit tree stands in the corner of a room of a damaged home in the northern Gaza Strip

Peace talks break down as Gaza war resumes

08/20/14 10:39AM

Peace talks in Cairo to end the month-long war collapsed as Israeli officials withdrew their representatives from the Egyptian-brokered negotiations, telling the Associated Press that Hamas had broken "the premise of the talks" by renewing the cycle of violence. A member of the Palestinian delegation told NBC News they too will leave Cairo, beginning tomorrow. read more

National Guard Called In As Unrest Continues In Ferguson

More clashes rock Ferguson

08/19/14 08:25AM

Police fired tear gas at protesters amid the sound of explosions, shots rang out and armored police trucks sped down Florissant Avenue. At least two people, both males, were shot “in the dark of night,” Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said at a press conference. Two guns and a Molotov cocktail were confiscated. Police were hit with bottles and rocks. Thirty-one people were arrested by 2 a.m. CT. read more

Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown hold signs on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo.

Curfew goes into effect in Ferguson

08/17/14 01:44AM

A citywide curfew went into effect hours after the governor declared a state of emergency in this largely African-American suburb of St. Louis where protests and the disproportionate police response roiled the community following the killing one week ago of an unarmed black teenager. read more

A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 9-15

08/15/14 10:43AM

The public's attention shifted quickly this week, as the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Mo. police force led to protests and looting, as riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds and regain a semblance of order in the city. read more

Protests Erupt After Police Shoot Teen In St. Louis

Police and protesters clash in Ferguson

08/14/14 09:05AM

A peaceful demonstration over the killing of an unarmed black teenager turned violent Wednesday as police in paramilitary fatigues and riot gear tear-gassed dozens of protesters, fired stun grenades into a crowd and arrested reporters in a third night of chaos in the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown. read more