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Patients and relatives gather at a hospital basement after an early-morning shelling that hit the hospital compound in central Donetsk, Ukraine

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 23-29

08/29/14 10:46AM

Events in Ferguson calmed this week, as the body of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, was put to rest. read more

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

Immunizing Africa, committing to a healthy future for all

08/26/14 10:18AM

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa underlines one of the biggest threats to the continent: Disease. This includes many illnesses such as measles, meningitis A and whooping cough that are easily prevented in wealthier countries through routine immunization. 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... 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... read more

A demonstrator is held back by others as he shouts and attempts to charge towards security forces during a protest against the shooting of Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

A calmer night, as tension remains in Ferguson

08/20/14 09:43AM

In what Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson called a "turning point" for Ferguson in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the city saw its calmest night of protests as no bullets or tear gas were used. read more

Protesters involved with a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators, stand off against police officers during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.

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... read more

Demonstrators raise their arms and chant, "Hands up, Don't Shoot", as police clear them from the street as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Calm day in Ferguson takes dark turn

08/18/14 07:38AM

The worst night of violence in this St. Louis suburb that has been engulfed in tensions since a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9. read more

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

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