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Bardarbunga, a volcano in the center of the island nation, has experienced a sub-glacial eruption and could begin sending steam and ash skyward if it ...
In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons pr...
The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffe...

World

BBC
A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says....
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to call on Israel and Hamas to launch fresh talks in Cairo, days after a previous truce collapsed....
Goals from debutant Mauro Zarate, Stuart Downing and Carlton Cole see West Ham cruise past managerless Crystal Palace...
New measures to fight extremist groups are being looked at by the government, the home secretary says, as she defends its counter-terrorism strategy....
A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State....

Europe

BBC
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open....
The body of the former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds is lying in repose in Dublin ahead of his funeral on Monday....
Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev....
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit....
Abkhazia, a tiny republic on the shores of the Black Sea, is holding presidential elections on Sunday....

Canada

CBC
Most of the families belonging to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor in Chatham, Ont., have moved, one by one, to Guatemala in t...
A man is in life-threatening condition after a possible electric shock at a work site in Toronto Saturday morning....
A patient has been quarantined at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital as a precaution after exhibiting some — but not all — of the signs...
The Indian Act defines who is and is not recognized as an "Indian" in Canada, but that doesn't mean all aboriginal people have Indian ...
Two bear cubs who were orphaned in July after their mother was shot and killed by wildlife officers in a Whitehorse neighbourhood were...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Hawthorn has beaten Geelong by 23 points at the MCG to leapfrog their rivals into second place on the ladder....
The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup after a comprehensive 51-20 win over the Wallabies at Eden Park....
Banned Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan could face further sanctions after Sharks players accepted doping bans....

Middle East

BBC
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to call on Israel and Hamas to launch fresh talks in Cairo, days after a previous truce collapsed....
A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State....
Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya....
The conflict reporting of James Foley...
A resident of Amerli, 170km north of Baghdad, describes conditions in the town, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for more than tw...

Asia-Pacific

BBC
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day....
Rider hopes to put China on the map at World Equestrian Games...
The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests....
Rescuers search desperately for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 42 people, with 43 still missing....
David Loyn looks at how votes are being checked in the wake of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election....

South-Asia

BBC
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day....
Rider hopes to put China on the map at World Equestrian Games...
The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests....
Rescuers search desperately for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 42 people, with 43 still missing....
David Loyn looks at how votes are being checked in the wake of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election....

Business

BBC
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market"....
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims....
The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition....
US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and will launch the first two stores early next year....
Voters expect much from Indonesia's president-elect, but can he govern at national as well as local level, asks the BBC's Michael Bristow....
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