Social Connection? ISIS supporters post pics from around Europe

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The UN refugee agency has begun a major aid operation to help over half a million Iraqis displaced by violence. The country’s forces met fierce resistance from Islamic State militants in Tikrit, just north-west of Baghdad forcing the army to halt its operations. Jihadists have vowed to, quote, ‘drown America in blood’, after losing control of a key dam on Monday.

Police Shooting of Mike Brown, An Unarmed Black Teenager, Sparks Protests in Missouri

Protests have broken out near St. Louis, Missouri, over a police shooting that killed an unarmed African-American teen. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death in the town of Ferguson on Saturday afternoon after being confronted by police. The St. Louis County Police is claiming Brown physically assaulted the officer involved and tried to reach for his weapon inside a police car. But two witnesses provided a sharply different account, with one saying Brown was shot with his arms up as he tried to flee the officer’s fire.

Obama announces new round of sanctions against Russia

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a new round of economic sanctions on the Russian economy. Targeting three major financial institutions and a government owned shipbuilding company, the sanctions are meant to punish the country for its purported role in fueling the violence in eastern Ukraine. RT’s Meghan Lopez has more on the announcement.