Syria: Airstrikes hit embattled city of Aleppo

A barrel bomb killed 15 civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday 8 July according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence across war-torn Syria. Jul 10, 2015

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