The shooting of unarmed youth Michael Brown in St Louis that has outaged black communities in the US has also triggered a Twitter hashtage drawing attention to a perception gap around the images of black youth.
As the US military continues its operations against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, tension over the Obama administration’s response to events remains high in America.
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Channel Nine denies withholding money that 60 Minutes had offered to obtain its high-rating interview with the Australian biological parents of baby Gammy, despite the child’s Thai surrogate mother rejecting it.
He was trained formally at the Juilliard School, the prestigious American talent academy founded a century ago. But in a career spanning four decades, comedian and actor Robin Williams came to personify the very opposite of its rigid, classical tradition.
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Two huge concrete towers are going so high in the sky that the labourers atop them, pouring concrete, look like insects. One either side of the Bosphorus, they will take the weight of another of what Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls his "crazy projects".
An El Nino remains a possibility in 2014 after renewed signs of the weather event were detected in the Pacific, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Three days after a young black man was shot dead by police the tension on the streets of St Louis remains high.
Erdogan insists he is the victim of a political plot. But his own early years in power show that he is no stranger to cloak-and-dagger methods.