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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.


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

Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.

Breaking newsBriton in Sierra Leone 'has Ebola'

A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.

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