Weekly News Round-Up 8/11/14-8/15/14: No Countries For Good Men

Continuing a trend of sad weeks, this one had few happy tidings. However, a happy Independence Day to Pakistan and India (belated for the former) and positive thoughts going into the weekend ahead.

Lesley McSpadden drops rose petals on the blood-stained street where her 18-year-old son Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Aug. 9.
Lesley McSpadden drops rose petals on the blood-stained street where her 18-year-old son Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., near St. Louis on Aug. 9.
Indonesian villagers walk to the crater during the Kasodo ceremony at Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, Indonesia, on Aug. 12. The Kasodo ceremony is a way of Tengger Hindus to express their gratitude to the gods for good harvest and fortune that have been bestowed on them.
Indonesian villagers walk to the crater during the Kasodo ceremony at Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, Indonesia, on Aug. 12. The Kasodo ceremony is a way of Tengger Hindus to express their gratitude to the gods for good harvest and fortune that have been bestowed on them.
A protester shouts as she moves away from a line of riot police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 13 as unrest continued over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. Police have not released the name of the officer who shot and killed the teenager, Michael Brown, on Saturday.
A protester shouts as she moves away from a line of riot police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 13 as unrest continued over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. Police have not released the name of the officer who shot and killed the teenager, Michael Brown, on Saturday.
An Indian sweets vendor shouts at a laborer who is pulling a cart through a street flooded due to monsoon rains in New Delhi on Aug. 10. The vendor was reacting angrily since the ripples created by the cart’s movement caused the floodwater to enter his shop.
An Indian sweets vendor shouts at a laborer who is pulling a cart through a street flooded due to monsoon rains in New Delhi on Aug. 10. The vendor was reacting angrily since the ripples created by the cart’s movement caused the floodwater to enter his shop.
An Afghan refugee child chases bubbles released by other children, while playing on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug. 8. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting in their country
An Afghan refugee child chases bubbles released by other children, while playing on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug. 8. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting in their country

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Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

Europe & Eurasia:

Middle East & North Africa:

Sub-Saharan Africa:

Americas:

Oceania:

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