In the months leading up to James Foley's horrific death at the hands of Islamic militants, the United States launched a failed rescue mission in Syria and refused to pay a multi-million dollar ransom for the 40-year-old journalist, it has been revealed.
The race is on to identify the jihadist militant with the British accent who spoke in the gruesome beheading video of US journalist James Foley.
A US policeman has been stood down for threatening to kill a peaceful protester in Ferguson, the suburb in St Louis, Missouri, that has been rocked by unrest since an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer this month.
The Indonesian capital is on tenterhooks as the country awaits a ''final and binding'' ruling from the Constitutional Court about who won its presidential election.
The New York Post has provoked outrage in the US by publishing a graphic image of American journalist James Foley about to be executed on its front page.
One of the pioneers of the ice bucket challenge, a charity fundraising phenomenon that has gone viral online, has drowned in an accident in the US.
An angry Barack Obama has called on governments and people from across the Middle East to unite to “extract” the “cancer” that is the Islamic State.
The purpose of the horrific video of the beheading of US photojournalist James Foley seems straightforward - to terrify the US into halting its aerial bombardment of the militant group.
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Just hours after the US announced it would begin air strikes on militants in the north of Iraq, a propaganda video from the Islamic State emerged online with the warning: “We will drown you in blood.”