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Demonstrators react as police fire tear gas at them as they protest the fatal shooting  of Michael Brown  in Ferguson, Missouri. Police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades as violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting by a  police officer on August 9th. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Missouri governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St Louis suburb of Ferguson tonight and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days(...)

The Rev Al Sharpton speaks at the Greater St Mark church in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday  as the community seeks answers about the police shooting of Michael Brown. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, yesterday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weeke(...)

Police officers stand along business fronts on West Florissant Avenue as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Roberto Rodriguez/EPA

One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early on Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew w(...)

Riot police stand on guard as demonstrators protest against the shooting dead of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday. A witness in the case told local media that Brown had raised his arms to police to show that he was unarmed before being killed.  Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has been named as Darren Wilson.Speaking at a press conference out(...)

Riot police move to clear demonstrators from a street in Ferguson, Missouri, last night. Police  fired  tear gas to disperse protesters  on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St Louis suburb in t(...)

A death in St Louis
  • US
  • August 14, 2014, 01:01

At 18, Michael Brown had overcome learning difficulties to graduate this month from high school in St Louis, Missouri, and he was about to start at a (...)

Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri . Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and urged a thoughtful response after two nights(...)

People scatter as St Louis county tactical police officers fire tear gas along West Florissant Road in St Louis, Missouri, two days after a police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. Photohraph: EPA/Robert Cohen/St Louis Post-Dispatch

More than 100 people marched to the St Louis County courthouse yesterday to protest over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, but the dem(...)

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Ferguson police headquarters after an  black teenager was shot by a police officer. Photograph: New York Times

There was rioting and looting in the town of Ferguson, Missouri last night as protests over the killing of a black teenager by a police officer turned(...)

Portrait of Francis Hutcheson by Allan Ramsay at Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow

It’s just like a philosopher to be born and to die on the same date. Such was the fate of Co Down man Francis Hutcheson (August 8th, 1694, to Augus(...)

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