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post 19 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Twitter and tear gas - why Ferguson won't stop yet

Social media and police tactics have combined to turn the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, into an intractable conflict that shows no sign of going away.

post 19 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog What I saw in Ferguson last night

There were more standoffs between police and protesters overnight in Ferguson, as tensions continue to rise after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Kylie Morris was there.

video 18 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Obama: 'Excessive police force cannot be justified' - video

Barack Obama says he understands the anger in Ferguson, where people have been protesting following the shooting of an unarmed young man, and adds that people's rights need to be safe-guarded.

video 14 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Obama: 'We broke the siege of Mount Sinjar' - video

President Obama says a mission to rescue trapped Yazidi refugees from Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq is no longer necessary as aid drops have allowed thousands to escape the militant threat.

article 09 August 2014 World, Iraq
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Obama: 'No quick fix for Iraq'

Barack Obama says airstrikes in Iraq destroyed arms and equipment that Islamic State insurgents could have used to attack Irbil, but warns the current operation could take some time.

article 08 August 2014 World, Iraq
FA-18 fighter (picture: Getty)
US bombs Islamic State militants in Iraq

US military aircraft conduct their first airstrikes against the Islamic State - the militant jihadi group that controls much of Iraq, as stranded refugees beg for international assistance.

post 08 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog 'Today America is coming to help'

US President Barack Obama authorizes targeted air strikes in Iraq to prevent an 'act of genocide' against some 40,000 religious minorities trapped in a remote mountain area.

article 06 August 2014 World, United States
Some say Barack Obama has left it too late to discuss the issues at hand (credit: Getty Images)
Jamal Osman by Has the US left it too late to win over Africa?

This week more than 50 African heads of states are attending the first ever US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

post 24 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog On the Hispanic child migrant trail

More than 50,000 children have made the journey without their parents from Central America into the United States since November - but what happens to them?