While you slept: Iraq, Diana's grave, celebs get iced

Last updated 08:34 18/08/2014
Kurdish forces
Reuters

TERRITORY GAIN: Members of the Kurdish security forces, who overnight re-took a strategic dam from Islamic State fighters.

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Two Kiwis are among 10 foreign tourists plucked to safety after a tourist boat sank near the popular Indonesian island of Lombok on Saturday evening, leaving 15 others missing.

One person has been shot and seven arrested in another early morning clash between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Nepal, rescuers overnight found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris, bringing the death toll from floods to 97, and sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Officials say Kurdish forces, backed by Iraq and US warplanes, have taken over parts of Iraq's largest dam, which was captured by the Islamic State extremist group earlier this month.

Armed residents have raided a Liberia health centre, causing about 30 patients to flee. This latest raid has fuelled further concern of wide-spread infection. Ebola has killed 1145 people in West Africa, including 413 in Liberia, according to the World Health Organisation.

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis, led by opposition politician Imran Khan, are occupying centre city streets protesting for the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

Diana Princess of Wales' former chef has attacked her brother Earl Spencer for neglecting her memorial, posting a photo showing the lake near her grave covered in algae.

A bunch of celebrities have participated in the "ice bucket challenge" for charity, including Taylor Swift, who nominated Selena Gomez, who nominated Cara Delevinge.

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