Next Day’s News: Michael Brown’s shooting latest, Pope’s Asia missionary visit, violence in Iraq, and more

August 12, 2014

Here’s a look at tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best.


A giant cross is seen as labourers work to assemble a stage in front of Gwanghwamun, main gate of the royal Gyeongbok Palace, ahead of Pope Francis’ visit in central Seoul August 12, 2014. The pope is due to visit South Korea from Aug. 14-18 to take part in a gathering of Catholic Youth from all of Asia and hold a Mass for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA – Tags: RELIGION)

MISSOURI SHOOTING: The FBI on Monday launched a civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting Michael Brown, an incident that has set off days of unrest in this St. Louis suburb and pushed the question of race and the use of lethal force again to the forefront of national discussion. Brown’s family moved to hire lawyer Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon Martin’s family after the teenager, also unarmed at the time of his death, was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

POPE IN ASIA: During his visit to South Korea this week, Pope Francis will bring a message of peace and reconciliation to the divided Korean peninsula, spreading the faith on a continent where the Catholic Church is small but growing. Anna Fifield is in Tokyo.

IRAQ: Maliki has refused to step aside as Iraq’s prime minister, but he was left with nowhere to turn for support as he lost the backing of Tehran, which wields significant influence over Iraqi politics, reports Loveday Morris.

UKRAINE CONFLICT: Ukraine and Russia appeared headed for a major border confrontation Tuesday, after Ukrainian authorities said a vast Russian column of trucks rumbling toward rebel-held eastern Ukraine had not been approved as humanitarian aid.

EBOLA CRISIS: As the death toll from the Ebola virus in four West African nations topped 1,000, an official from the World Health Organization said she hopes accelerated efforts to develop treatments might yield more medicine by the end of this year, report Abby Phillip and Lenny Bernstein.

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read
Next Story
WashPostPR · August 11, 2014