Texas Governor Rick Perry is pictured in this booking photo courtesy of Travis County Sheriff’s Office, released on August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Travis County Sheriff’s Office/Handout

Governor Perry has mug shot taken

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power.

Conservative Member of Parliament Steven Fletcher waits to leave following a news conference regarding his two private member's bills dealing with physician-assisted suicide, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Doctors vote to 'follow their conscience'

In what appears to be a softening on the issue from Canada's doctors, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) voted Tuesday to allow doctors to follow their conscience if and when assisted suicide becomes legal in Canada.

A tree scorched by last year's Rim fire is pictured at the origin of the fire near Groveland, California July 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

Climber proposes, falls to death

A veteran outdoorsman fell to his death on a solo climb at Yosemite National Park in California the same day he proposed to his girlfriend, a newspaper reported.

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot)

New Gaza fighting erupts

Israel said Palestinian militants fired rockets from Gaza on Tuesday in violation of a truce, attacks that swiftly drew air strikes and the recall of Israeli negotiators from talks in Cairo on a long-term ceasefire.

Missouri National Guard soldiers stand by at a police command post in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Ferguson braces for more unrest

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, braced for another night of racially charged unrest on Tuesday as the governor and U.S. attorney general appealed for calm in the St. Louis suburb 10 days after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

An aerial view shows several landslides that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

Deadly landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima

At least eighteen people were killed in Japan on Wednesday when landslides touched off by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, including several children, police and media said.


Police fatally shoot innocent bystander

An innocent bystander was shot and killed by a stray police bullet during a confrontation with a man carrying a gun at the entrance of a bar, Orlando police officials said on Tuesday.

A health worker, wearing personal protection gear, offers water to a woman with Ebola virus disease (EVD), at a treatment centre for infected persons in Kenema Government Hospital, in Kenema, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone in this August, 2014 handout photo provided by UNICEF on August 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Dunlop/UNICEF/Handout via Reuters)

Liberia fights Ebola in capital

Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200.

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