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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Missouri deploys National Guard to violence-wracked Ferguson

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ferguson Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered National Guard troops to help restore order in Ferguson, hours after police hurled tear gas to disperse violent protesters in the town wracked by race riots. Ferguson has endured days of violence since a white police officer on August 9 shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. Watch: National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576109/missouri-deploys-national-guard-violence-wracked-ferguson
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Uzi girl's shooting of instructor shows up lax gun laws and attitudes in US

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... this nine-year-old girl holding an incredibly powerful gun like an Uzi. Why anyone was surprised when she couldn't handle the recoil is beyond me." The National Rifle Association did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581527/uzi-girls-shooting-instructor-shows-lax-gun-laws-and-attitudes-us
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fury over shooting of black US teen gives way to sense of injustice

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... in Ferguson have degenerated into violence. Nationally, "although black men made up only 27.8 per cent of all persons arrested from 2003-2009, they made up 31.8 per cent of all persons who died in the course of arrest, and the majority of these deaths were homicides", the American Civil Liberties Union has reported. "It's hard for a community to have confidence in a system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578623/fury-over-shooting-black-us-teen-gives-way-sense-injustice
  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US home flips dwindle as bargains dry up

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... homes rose 4.9 per cent last month from a year earlier, compared with a 13.1 per cent jump last year, the National Association of Realtors said. Distressed homes accounted for the lowest share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1580840/us-home-flips-dwindle-bargains-dry
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Climber Brad Parker falls to his death in Yosemite hours after engagement

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Climber falls to his deathhours after engagement The family of an avid climber is grieving after the man fell 100 metres to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours ... As it was so late in the evening, a recovery team had to stay with the body overnight before it could be flown out by helicopter, said Kari Cobb, a park spokeswoman. Bill Parker told the Press Democrat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577798/climber-brad-parker-falls-his-death-yosemite-hours-after-engagement
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Thousands gather for Michael Brown’s funeral in St Louis

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:03pm by GDN

    ... an honour guard by members of the Nation of Islam and stood before a large photograph of her son. She rocked back and forth during parts of the funeral as relatives spoke of a "big guy" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580857/thousands-gather-michael-browns-funeral-st-louis
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Events from Iraq to Ukraine call into focus Barack Obama's world view

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... the threat of terrorism from emanating from outside the United States," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, said last week. "That's a core interest." At the same time, ... but they do not pose direct threats. "Nations don't have permanent friends and enemies anymore," national security analyst Lawrence Korb said. "They have permanent interests, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580426/events-iraq-ukraine-call-focus-barack-obamas-world-view
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State poses threat to US ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says Pentagon

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... made a decision to take additional actions at this time, but we truly don’t rule out additional action against ISIL if it becomes warranted,” Ben Rhodes, a senior Obama aide, told National ... that European or US nationals, radicalized after fighting in Iraq or Syria, would return to their home countries. Dempsey suggested Islamic State would remain a danger until it could no longer count ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579331/islamic-state-threat-beyond-anything-weve-seen-says-pentagon
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Police come under ‘heavy gunfire’ as racial unrest continues in Ferguson

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:04pm by Reuters

    ... curfew has been imposed and the National Guard, the US state militia, has been deployed in the St Louis suburb of 21,000 people to stop looting and burning that have punctuated the protests ... of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and a curfew from midnight to 5am. He also mobilised the National Guard to back up state police. Obama said he told the governor the use of the National Guard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576974/us-police-come-under-heavy-gunfire-racial-unrest-continues-missouri
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Detroit police chief James Craig calls on people to have guns and fight back

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:14pm by GDN

    ... to nationally as a "stand-your-ground law". It removes an individual's duty, when acting in self-defence, to retreat. Instead, it allows individuals who have an "honest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576175/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-calls-people-have-guns-and-fight-back

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