The US police officer who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown, has said he feared for his life during the incident. The St Louis area is braced for further protests after a jury cleared Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting.
Officials in Missouri have pledged they will "do better tonight" after violent protests left dozens of buildings damaged in Ferguson.
"There will be a significant presence in the community and we hope that we will protect the property and protect the businesses of those people in Ferguson and also through the city of St Louis, Daniel Isom, the head of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has announced that more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in the region after he called in reinforcements following looting and riots last night.
"Lives and property must be protected," Nixon said. This community deserves to have peace."
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has said he is "deeply saddened" for the people of Ferguson who woke up to see their community "in ruins."
"What they have gone through is unacceptable. No one should have to live like this. No one deserves this," Nixon said.
"We must do better and we will," he added.
The US police officer that shot an unarmed black teenager and was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing by a Grand Jury is still on "administrative leave" pending an internal police investigation.
The Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, the town where the fatal incident took place, told reporters at a press conference that Officer Wilson remains on paid leave pending a full internal investigation.
MI5 was almost a week late in submitting a bid to put Michael Adebowale under heightened surveillance, only submitting it to the Home Office the day before he and Michael Adebolajo murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby, it has emerged.
Despite having a target time of seven days, the government’s Intelligence and Security Committee found the application took almost twice that time. If it had been submitted within the target time frame, the report found Adebowale would almost certainly have been under “intrusive” scrutiny in the days leading up to – and the day of – the attack.
The report went on to say while it was “improbable” that any coverage would have uncovered Adebowale’s plans, the delay was “significant”.
The Mayor of Ferguson has called for more National Guard troops to be sent to the town, after fears of unrest in the wake of a grand jury decision on the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown cleared the white police officer involved.
Mayor James Knowles also said that last night, the National Guard was "not deployed in enough time" to save all business hit by rioting.
Pope Francis says that he personally phoned a Spanish man who had been sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report the offense to the diocese.
Three priests and a layman were arrested on Monday in connection with the case in the southern city of Granada.
Francis, speaking to reporters while returning home from Strasbourg on Tuesday, said he received a letter from the alleged victim and then phoned him, telling him to go to the Granada diocese in person to report the abuse that took place about 10 years ago.
Pope Francis said he then wrote to the bishop and urged him to launch an investigation.
The Holy Father also said that the case was causing him "great pain..But the truth is the truth and we cannot hide it."
Missouri's governor has ordered National Guard reinforcements into the city of Ferguson in a bid to prevent further looting and riots which began after a a white police officer was cleared in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Governor Jay Nixon wrote on Twitter: