The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a U.S. grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
Though Russia has been widely criticized by other countries this year for hostile cross-border incursions to its west, it is the violent actions of Ustin in the east that appear to have taken Chinese farmers by surprise.
A police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy outside a Cleveland recreation center fired within two seconds after the patrol car he was riding in pulled up next to the boy, a video released on Wednesday by the Cleveland police showed.
Congolese authorities detained six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew working for the UN peacekeeping force on Wednesday after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage, the UN force said.
Russia pointed on Wednesday to rioting in Ferguson and protests across the United States as evidence that its detractors in Washington were hypocrites and in no position to lecture Moscow on human rights.
Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato resigned on Wednesday after being linked to a massive corruption scandal involving an alleged kickback scheme at the heart of the prime minister's conservative Popular Party.