Hong Kong bailiffs tasked to enforce a court order against a key protest camp have successfully torn down barricades at an intersection in Mong Kok, after a tense face-off with pro-democracy demonstrators.
The US policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the Missouri town of Ferguson, triggering weeks of racially-charged unrest, will not face charges, the St Louis County prosecutor said Monday.
The Rio Olympic Games have their mascots: a yellow feline animal representing Brazil's rich fauna and wildlife for Olympics, and a blue and green creature with its head covered in leaves for the Paralympics. The mascots were unveiled after 15 months of secrecy during their development. The public will choose their names.
US President Barack Obama announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation on Monday after criticism of the campaigns in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group.