Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador: Increased activity

Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos on 31 August, 2014.

Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos on 31 August, 2014. The volcano was dormant until 1999 but has since become active again.

Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity

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Afghan militants Hezb-e-Islami ‘may join Islamic State’

Commander Mirwais

Commander Mirwais says Muslims around the world are “thirsty for an Islamic caliphate”

Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, have told the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State (IS)

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Russia ‘to alter military strategy towards Nato’

File photo: Armed Russian soldier stands near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava, 1 March 2014
File photo: Armed Russian soldier stands near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava, 1 March 2014

Russia is to alter its military strategy as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato’s presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says

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Saudi suspends labor visas for nations worst-hit by Ebola

People walk past a painted wall reading “Ebola” in Monrovia August 31, 2014. (AFP Photo/Dominique Faget)

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Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy

Pro-democracy lawmakers hold up a banner and signs during a protest as Li Fei (seen on screen), deputy general secretary of the National People's Congress (NPC) standing committee, speaks during a briefing session in Hong Kong September 1, 2014.   REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Pro-democracy lawmakers hold up a banner and signs during a protest as Li Fei (seen on screen), deputy general secretary of the National People’s Congress (NPC) standing committee, speaks during a briefing session in Hong Kong September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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