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

14.05 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.

Ukrainian refugees sit near a tent at a refugee camp located about 10km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border

Ukraine crisis leaves 1m displaced - UNHCR

15.48 More than one million people have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine, including 814,000 Ukrainians now in Russia with various forms of status, the United Nations refugee agency said.

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

Plans for new London airport rejected

12.43 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

12.40 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.

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.

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.