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UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre'Iraqi security forces and Turkmen Shia fighters hold a position in Amerli (4 August 2014)

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.


A truck from a convoy that delivered humanitarian aid for Ukraine moves back to Russia at a border crossing in the Rostov Region 23 August, 2014Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine

Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev.

Warning sign on the road to the Bardarbunga volcano (20 August)Iceland issues volcano red alert

Iceland issues a red alert to the aviation industry for Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.

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