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Iceland cuts aviation alert level to orange from red

Iceland cut its ash alert level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday, after raising it to the maximum level earlier in the day due to a fresh eruption from a fissure in the Bardarbunga volcano system. The Aviation Color Code for Bardarbunga has therefore been reset to orange," the Meteorological Office said in a statement.

Auffarth wins eventing at World Equestrian Games

CAEN, France (AP) — Sandra Auffarth of Germany won the individual gold medal in eventing at the World Equestrian Games by riding a clear round on Opgun Louvo in the show jumping portion on Sunday.

Mainz draws 0-0 with Hannover in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — Mainz could only draw 0-0 with Hannover in the Bundesliga as the home side's difficult start to the season continued on Sunday.

Aftershock hits California's Napa Valley

(Reuters) - California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. Show More Summary

Villa continues unbeaten start in Premier League

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa beat Hull 2-1 Sunday to extend its unbeaten start to the Premier League season with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann scoring at Villa Park.

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

More than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, an Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital.

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

Balotelli misfires but Liverpool wins at Spurs

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool's speedy attacking unit produced a 3-0 victory at Tottenham on Sunday though Mario Balotelli failed to score on his return to the Premier League.

Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

DETROIT (AP) — The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013.

Israel's 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in death

VENICE, Italy (AP) — With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter.

Islamists attack intelligence site in Somalia, leaving 11 dead

By Abdi Sheikh and Abdirahman Hussein MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked a national intelligence site in Somalia's capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left 11 people dead, government officials and the rebel group said. Show More Summary

China slams door on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

By Michael Martina and James Pomfret BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed democracy activists. Show More Summary

New fissure eruption at Iceland volcano prompts highest aviation warning

By Robert Robertsson and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A small new fissure eruption in an ice-free area of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system prompted authorities to raise their warning of the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level on Sunday. Show More Summary

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it — getting his dousing in the center of North Korea's capital on Sunday.

Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 1

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb has partially collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to be underneath the rubble.

Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's authorities on Sunday raised the aviation warning code to red for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.

Israel to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank, army says

Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said. Israel has named three Palestinians from the southern West Bank city of Hebron as being behind the murders. Show More Summary

Iraqi forces break jihadist siege of Amerli: officials

Baghdad (AFP) - Iraqi forces on Sunday broke through to the jihadist-besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water, officials said.

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

Reykjavik (AFP) - Iceland on Sunday raised the alert level near its largest volcano to red, the maximum value, after a new eruption in an adjacent lava field, meaning an air traffic ban around the Bardarbunga peak.

Australia bat against Zimbabwe

Harare (AFP) - Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat as he returned from injury to lead Australia against Zimbabwe in the fourth match of a one-day triangular series in Harare on Sunday.

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