Islamic State jihadists beheaded James Foley and posted the video of the murder online

Call for multinational response to Foley murder

17.12 The chief of the international police organisation Interpol has condemned the beheading of US journalist James Foley and called for a global response to the threat posed by Islamic extremists.

Palestinians gather around the rubble of a building destroyed following an Israeli military strike in Rafah

15 people killed in strikes on Gaza

17.03 Three senior Hamas commanders and four children were among at least 15 Palestinians killed in Gaza overnight as Israel stepped up air strikes on day 45 of the conflict.

Europe will move a step closer to getting its own civilian operated satellite based navigation system

Bad weather delays ESA satellite launch

16.42 Bad weather has indefinitely delayed the planned blast-off from French Guiana of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system, launch firm Arianespace said.

Protesters stepped up their demands that the local criminal inquiry be turned over to a special prosecutor

US attorney general visits Ferguson

16.45 US Attorney General Eric Holder has met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, and vowed a thorough civil rights inquiry into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 12 nights of racially charged protests.

There have been street protests in Ferguson every night since Michael Brown was shot dead

47 arrests in latest Ferguson protest

20 Aug Police have said they arrested 47 people during a night of protests in Ferguson, the Missouri town rocked by violence over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on shows rockets being fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza into Israel

Armed wing of Hamas withdraws from Cairo talks

20 Aug The armed wing of Hamas has declared an end to its participation in Egyptian-brokered efforts for a durable ceasefire with Israel, as violence escalated after the collapse of a 24-hour truce.

A militia member checks damage after an apparent shelling by the Ukrainian army near Donetsk

34 civilians killed in clashes in Ukraine

20 Aug Fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels has killed 34 civilians over the past 24 hours in east Ukraine's Donetsk region, local authorities have said.