A video has emerged purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff (pictured writing), a US hostage of the "Islamic State." The Islamist group has vowed to continue attacking US citizens for US air strikes on Iraq.
Rescuers in Nicaragua have reportedly brought to safety several of the some two dozen freelance miners trapped in a gold and silver mine. The whereabouts of up to five miners remains unknown.
Rescue workers are trying to reach at least two dozen workers trapped inside a gold mine in Nicaragua. The miners are thought to have been trapped for more than 24 hours.
A recent bloody prison riot in Brazil is not an isolated incident. Violent outbreaks occur regularly in Brazilian penitentiaries. Criminal gangs and the justice system are to blame.
More than two weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louis is mourning the young black teenager. Taking steps to end racism in the US is also in the interest of white people, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
Civil rights leaders have joined the family of slain black Missouri teen Michael Brown for his funeral. His death at the hands of a white police officer unleashed days of unrest in his home town of Ferguson.
Two prisoners have been beheaded, another killed and two guards taken hostage during a riot in a prison in southern Brazil. Officials say inmates are rioting to press for better facilities in the overcrowded jail.
The murderer of British musician John Lennon has been denied parole for the eighth time. Mark David Chapman shot dead the founding member of the famous pop group The Beatles in New York in 1980.
National Guard troops have started withdrawing from the US town of Ferguson, Missouri, after protests over the fatal police shooting of a black teenager began to subside. A state of emergency remains in place.
Brazil's Socialist Party has chosen environmentalist Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate. Silva, whose predecessor died in an air crash last week, could prove a tricky challenger for incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
The top US law enforcement offical has arrived in Missouri after police arrested 47 protesters in Ferguson on Wednesday. This is the 11th night of demonstrations over the killing of a black teenager by a white officer.
Police have commended the residents of Ferguson and thanked them for going home early to avoid 'criminals and troublemakers' as the 11th consecutive day of protests over Michael Brown's shooting came to a close.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange created some confusion when he announced that he wanted to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after two years. His statement has revealed Quito's tense relationship with free speech.
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