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15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lying low?

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting that he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.<p>On Thursday, Kim was conspicuously absent from the Supreme People's Assembly, which is North Korea's parliament …

Ukraine army and rebels pull back from east

Ukranian officials have said that government troops and pro-Russian rebels are withdrawing forces and artillery from frontline positions in eastern Ukraine following in line with a peace agreement.<p>Monday's withdrawal leaves a 30km buffer between the two sides as part of a nine-point memorandum …

All schools should consider offering STD tests during lessons, say public health experts

Experts say STD screening should be introduced more widely if it improves sexual health but parents have criticised existing schemes<p>Classroom tests to screen children for sexually transmitted diseases should be introduced across the country if they reduce infection rates, public health leaders have …

Ebola toll passes 2,800 but 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria - WHO

FREETOWN (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region.<p>Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of …

Britain ready to join air strikes on Iraq jihadists within days

Strikes on Isil can begin 'hours’ after David Cameron gives his word<p>Britain is prepared to begin air strikes against jihadist extremists in Iraq following talks between David Cameron and Barack Obama, defence sources have disclosed.<p>The Prime Minister is expected to use a meeting of the UN General …

Ebola 'contained in Senegal and Nigeria'

The World Health Organisation has said the Ebola epidemic that has killed 2,811 in West Africa has been contained in Senegal and Nigeria.<p>The UN health agency said on Monday that Senegal had not reported any new cases of the virus since the first case was reported on August 29, while the last case …

U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS Expand to Syria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>UPDATE</b>: President Obama announced the beginning of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria as part of his …