While you were sleeping

Last updated 07:46, August 27 2014
TURN BACK NOW: A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland.
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TURN BACK NOW: A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland.

What happened in the world while you were sleeping ...

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, the biggest since tremors began 10 days ago, but there is still no sign of an eruption.

At least 1400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in the English city of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.

Rebekah Brooks and her co-defendants in the English phone-hacking trial are asking for between £20 million and £25m (NZ$40m and NZ$50m) in legal fees to be paid by the taxpayer following their acquittal on all charges.

There may be a truce in Gaza, after an Israeli official said Israel has accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire plan to end a seven-week war against Islamic militants in the area.

United States President Barack Obama has authorised surveillance flights over Syria to gather intelligence on the Islamic State group, a senior US administration official said.

Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law again, this time for an alleged attempted burglary of a fan's phone after he "lunged violently" at a fan taking photos of him and his former love, Selena Gomez.

All Whites footballer Winston Reid continues to be linked with a move to English glamour club Arsenal.

Heard of the ice-bucket challenge? Well, people in India are putting their own spin on it by taking the "rice bucket challenge".  

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