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.
Twenty-four coal miners have died in China following an underground fire, according to state media.
Another 52 people were injured in the disaster at a mine in Liaoning province in the north-east of the country, Xinhua News Agency said.
The mine is said to be run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corporation.
China's mines are among the most dangerous in the world, with 1,067 fatalities reported in 2013.
Protesters have clashed with police at a rally in New York, as demonstrations against the decision not to charge a police officer who killed a black teenager continue across the US.
Social media websites like Facebook has "a duty of care" to alert authorities when users reveal their intentions to take part in an act of terrorism, the stepfather of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has told Good Morning Britain.
Ian Rigby criticised Facebook for not sharing more information with authorities when it emerged one of his stepson's killers, Michael Adebowale, had spoken of his plans to murder a solider in an exchange on the social media site ahead of the attack.
Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo drove into the soldier before hacking him to death near Woolwich Barracks in May 2013.
Speaking after the release of a report into the security failings in the run-up to the attack, Mr Rigby said it was "a necessary evil" for social media websites to share information with authorities in extreme cases.
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The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British national has died in Syria.
"We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Syria," an FCO spokesperson told ITV News.
‘‘The UK has advised for some time against all travel to Syria, where all UK consular services are suspended.
"As we do not have any representation in Syria, it is extremely difficult to get any confirmation of deaths or injuries and our options for supporting British nationals there are extremely limited."
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.