The US police officer who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown has said his conscience is clear over the incident. The St Louis area is braced for further protests after a jury cleared Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting.
Soldiers from the National Guard are preparing for a second night of unrest in Ferguson as protests against the decision not to prosecute the police officer who shot dead Michael Brown continue.
President Obama has said there is "no excuse" for the destructive activity during protests in Ferguson, insisting all criminal acts should be prosecuted.
Mr Obama added that he did not have any sympathy for people who believe "what happened in Ferguson is an excuse for violence".
"Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property…that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it,” Mr Obama said at an event in Chicago.
"The bottom line is, nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts."
Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said the force will "have to listen to the voice of reason to make ourselves better"..
The St Louis County Police Department wrote on Twitter following a night of violence in Ferguson:
A similar 'trigger' system to the one currently used by online firms to flag up child sexual exploitation should be used in the fight against terrorism, MPs have recommended.
A report released today found social media firms, most of which are based in the US, argue they do not have to comply with UK law and only are currently obliged to hand over information if it poses an "imminent threat".
It comes after an online exchange between one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers, Michael Adebowale, and an overseas extremist in which he set out his plan.
ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:
Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the region rocked by rioting after a white police officer was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Violent protests and looting were sparked after the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, with Governor Jay Nixon calling the resulting damage "heartbreaking."
ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports from Ferguson as fears grow that more violence could break out:
Internet firms need to act to prevent terrorists from plotting "murder and mayhem" on their networks, the Prime Minister has argued.
David Cameron made the comments after the release of a report by the government's Intelligence and Security Committee, which raised concerns over some social media companys' policies when it came to tackling suspicious behaviour online.
ITV News UK editor Rohit Kachroo reports:
At least 63 people – half of them civilians – were killed in air strikes by Syrian war planes targeting the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.
The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said 10 war planes struck at least once each in the eastern part of the city.
It is not yet known whether the 36 people not identified were fighters or more civilians.
Islamic State has seized large expanses of land in Iraq and Syria since August.