Japan begins restart of Sendai reactor

Japan switched on a nuclear reactor for the first time in nearly two years on 11 August, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public that tougher standards mean the sector is now safe after the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Aug 11, 2015

Protests return to Ferguson streets, state of emergency in effect

The city of Ferguson, Missouri is dealing with the tumultuous end to a weekend meant to commemorate the life of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. On 10 August, a county official declared a state of emergency after the one-year anniversary demonstrations were rocked by violence. Aug 11, 2015