Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts fired

Embattled Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was fired on 8 July following criticism of his handling of rioting triggered by the death of Freddie Gray, from injuries suffered in police custody and a subsequent surge in homicides. Jul 9, 2015

Yemen: Civilian death toll tops 1,500, says UN

The United Nations Human Rights Office voiced its deep concern over the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Yemen, where more than 1,500 civilians were reportedly killed, 3,600 others injured and one million displaced in three months of violence, a UN spokesman told reporters on Tuesday. Jul 8, 2015