RT News - August 20, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Protests against the killing of a black teenager by police in Ferguson take a bloody turn, as authorities shoot dead another African American; The Islamic State releases a video showing one of its fighters beheading an American photojournalist, in retaliation for ongoing US strikes in Iraq. It comes as the group wages an increasingly slick PR campaign to win over support; Five civilians become the latest victims of the military operation in Eastern Ukraine, after residential areas were showered by fresh shelling.