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Smoke rises from the Syrian village of Quneitra, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

No Irish among UN troops seized in Golan Heights

28 Aug The United Nations has confirmed that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights today, but a Defence Forces spokesperson has confirmed all Irish personnel are safe and accounted for.

A road closure at the Vattnajokull glacier near the Bardarbunga volcano

New signs of eruption at volcano in Iceland

28 Aug Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said this afternoon.

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