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'No excuse' for violent acts in Ferguson, says Obama

President Obama has said there is "no excuse" for the destructive activity during protests in Ferguson, insisting all criminal acts should be prosecuted.

President Obama speaking about the Ferguson protests.

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."

Police captain: We have to listen to the voice of reason

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:


Fears grow more violence could break out in Ferguson

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:

PM: Firms 'need to stop terrorists using online networks'

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:

More than 60 people killed by air strikes in Syria

At least 63 people – half of them civilians – were killed in air strikes by Syrian war planes targeting the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.

At least 63 people, half of them civilians, were killed Credit: Reuters

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.

It's thought 10 war planes struck the city at least 10 times Credit: Reuters

Islamic State has seized large expanses of land in Iraq and Syria since August.

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