August 21, 2014 -- Updated 0411 GMT (1211 HKT) Edited by Tim Hume in Hong Kong

A recent attempt to rescue U.S. journalist James Foley and other Americans held in Syria failed when the hostages were not found at the targeted location, says a U.S. official. FULL STORY

The execution of a journalist by a British-accented jihadist is a direct challenge to the international community. It's time for the U.S. to move, writes Frida Ghitis. FULL STORY | SHOULD VIDEO BE SEEN?

INDIA ACID ATTACKS
Five survivors of acid attacks capture India's attention with a "ground breaking" photo shoot.
MALAYSIA TERROR PLOT
Plotters behind planned attacks on Malaysia's capital intended to join ISIS in Syria, say authorities.
JAPAN LANDSLIDES
Authorities fear the death toll could rise much higher after landslides hit a crowded residential area.
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