For the US and its allies, Mount Sinjar is a success story: a humanitarian disaster alleviated by US air power. But hundreds, if not thousands, of Iraqis – mostly sick and old – remain atop the mountain, with no relief on its way.

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The actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed.

The pair exchanged vows in France on Saturday, before traveling to Malta to begin work on experimental romance By the Sea, which shoots on the island next week. Full story here

Photo: Vince Bucci/Invision/AP

Experimental Ebola vaccine to be tested on humans

An experimental Ebola vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline could be tested on patients in the US as soon as next week. 

Researchers are looking to establish whether the drug for humans works in a similar way to how it works in animals.

Correction, 28 Aug: We initially said an “Experimental Ebola” was to be tested on humans, instead of an “experimental Ebola vaccine”. 

Zara has pulled a striped shirt featuring a yellow star on the front from sale after it was likened to the uniform worn by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps during the second world war.

The retailer has since apologised and confirmed the shirt is no longer on sale. Full story here

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CultureHISTORY: #MikeBrown Funeral - August 2014 

  1. Mike Brown casket w/ St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap
  2. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden at her son’s service
  3. Attendees united in song
  4. Funeral attendees
  5. Memorial including long line of roses at Mike Brown’s murder site
  6. A painting & memorial from Atlanta, GA

(via journolist)

The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same as the rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century.

Photos: JB Forbes / St Louis Post-Dispatch via AP; Wikimedia Commons

Michael Brown funeral: Thousands of mourners are expected at the funeral of Michael Brown, the African American teenager whose death at the hands of a white police officer set off days of confrontation on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.

White House officials and civil rights activist Al Sharpton are scheduled to attend. Follow live coverage of the funeral 

Photo: Reuters 

Ebola: airlines have cancelled flights to infected countries, while fear and false alarms put Europe on high alert

A health worker disinfects a corpse after the man died in a classroom being used as a temporary Ebola isolation ward (John Moore/Getty). 

newyorker:

Artist Eric Drooker shares the inspiration behind next week’s cover, “Ferguson, Missouri.”

Tourists running naked through the streets of Barcelona have sparked protests from local residents fed up with “tourists who do whatever they want”. 

Tourists often outnumber the city’s 1.6 million residents, with 7.4 million visiting in 2012. Read more

Photo: Vicens Forner