Displaced Iraqi Shia children who fled their homes due to attacks by IS jihadists in the northern city of Mosul

Amnesty says IS carrying out ethnic cleansing

10.15 Amnesty International says it has gathered "gruesome evidence" of ethnic cleansing by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq in its campaign to obliterate all traces of non-Arabs and non-Sunni Muslims.

A new airport in the Thames Estuary, nicknamed Boris Island did not make the shortlist

Plans for new London airport rejected

10.19 A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London has been rejected by a government-appointed commission, dealing a blow to its high profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

Traffic builds up in front of a small park in downtown Daegu in South Korea

South Korea delays smog tax proposals

07.29 South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and US car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

The Italian Navy's Scirocco ship lands in Naples with 323 migrants of various nationalities aboard

4,000 migrants rescued by Italian navy

01 Sep The Italian Navy released video footage today showing one of their busiest ever weekends where they assisted nearly 4,000 migrants who were found crowded on boats off the Italian coast.

The volcano system has been hit by thousands of earthquakes over the last two weeks (Pic: @uni_iceland)

Icelandic volcano still spouting lava, but no ash

01 Sep A fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano was still spouting lava today, but no ash, a day after an eruption that briefly caused the country to raise its ash alert level for aviation to its highest level.

Geoffrey Shannon said the law needs to keep pace with technology

Call for up date to laws on cyber bullying

01 Sep The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection has said a full audit of existing legislation dealing with cyber bullying is needed to ensure a comprehensive response to the growing problem.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the Ukrainian parliament was expected to abandon the country's non-aligned status

NATO expects law change on Ukraine status

01 Sep NATO's Secretary-General has said that Ukraine's political leaders expected the Ukrainian parliament to abandon the country's non-aligned status after an October election.

Israeli security forces on duty at the separation barrier in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah last week

Israel claims West Bank land for settlement

01 Sep Israel has announced a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a rebuke from the US.

NAMA said its aim is to achieve the best financial return on loans to repay money owed to the taxpayer

NAMA criticised over sale of properties in bulk

01 Sep Auctioneers and Fianna Fáil's finance spokesman have called on NAMA to stop allowing large tranches of houses and apartments to be sold in blocks and to sell them to individual buyers instead.

Volkswagen continues to be the most popular car brand in Ireland, while the company's Golf is the most popular model

Car sales 32% higher in August: SIMI

01 Sep More than 4,870 cars were sold in August, according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, up almost 32% on the same month last year.

A displaced Iraqi woman walks through the Bahrka refugee camp

At least 1,420 killed in Iraq last month

01 Sep Violence in Iraq has left at least 1,420 people dead during the month of August as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by jihadist-led militants, the United Nations has said.