While the jihadis of the Islamic State hope their reputation for brutality will deter their enemies, another group's snuff video shows that what has happened instead is an expansion of viciousness and cruelty.
A girl swims in front of a large cutout that raises awareness of water shortage, at the Han River Park in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday. A heat wave warning was issued in Seoul as temperatures soared above 90 degrees F.
US airstrikes appear to have killed Al Qaeda's number two in Yemen and over a dozen jihadis near the Libyan city of Benghazi. The question is whether the Pentagon's ongoing assassination campaign is doing any good.