Mount Etna volcanic eruption lights up Sicilian night

Mount Etna volcano on Sicily, in southern Italy, started erupting again at the weekend, sending flames and sparks shooting 250 metres into the air, and flows of lava down its slopes.

There were concerns that the ash could block flights out of nearby Catania airport, but the winds were blowing the ash away from the airport east towards the Ionian Sea and no flights had been cancelled or delayed.