RT News - August 18, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

A Russian humanitarian convoy is finally on the move. After being stalled for three days, its cargo for civilians trapped in the east Ukraine conflict zone is undergoing checks at the border. Unrest escalates in the U.S. town of Ferguson with police using tear gas, military weapons and the power of arrest. Protests over an unarmed teen shot dead by an officer have lasted almost a week. Kurdish fighters attempt to push back 'Islamic State' jihadists amid claims all sides of the conflict are benefiting from American weapons which have flooded the region.