After days of lawlessness, the riots in London and across England have calmed down, with the aftershocks still being felt across the communities afflicted by them. More than $325 million in damage claims are expected and more than 1,500 individuals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the riots.
The United Nations has officially declared a famine in Somalia, with 3.7 million deemed to be in crisis. Efforts to alleviate the suffering in the region have been disrupted by the efforts of the militant Islamic group al-Shabaab, which is also linked to al-Qaida.
The stars of CBS, Showtime, and the CW attend the annual TCA party in Beverly Hills, California. Attendees were asked to wear colorful attire to match the backdrop on the red carpet. Actress Kristen Bell made headlines by wearing a little black dress.
Leslie Mann, Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Wilde, cast members in the motion picture comedy "The Change-Up", attend the premiere of the film at the Village Theatre in Los Angeles on August 1, 2011.
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