The U.S. State Department says it is "sickened" by a video that purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, adding that the intelligence community is working to authenticate the video. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Incredible footage shows a new volcanic eruption in southeast Iceland as a crack spews molten lava metres into the air. Lava has been spurting from a crack north of the Bardarbunga volcano since an eruption occurred on Friday (29th August) followed by a larger eruption on Sunday (1st August). The fissure slices through the 200-year-old Holuhraun lava field, between the Bardarbunga and the Askja volcanoes. The stunning footage was captured by Einar Guddman who flew for two and a half hours in a plane to reach the dangerous eruption site. The 47-year-old from Akureyri, Iceland battled windy weather and a sandstorm at to shoot the scene from a plane 500 feet above the ground.
Videographer / Director: Einar Gudmann, Producer: Nick Johnson, Editor: Kyle Waters.
X Factor judge Kelly Rowland is seen here making her way through Los Angeles airport as she returned to the UK.
The star says she is unaware of Simon Cowell's ultimatum to return to the show within 48 hours or else she faces being replaced as a judge on the British version of the reality show.
The 30-year-old explains that she wasn't on last week's X Factor because she had a throat infection and that there is no drama behind the scenes on the singing competition.
Kelly Rowland says X-Factor judges are all supporting each other
In the ongoing transatlantic X-Factor saga Kelly Rowland says the X-Factor judges are all still supporting each other. Kelly spoke as she left her Glasgow hotel on the way to judge the UK X-Factor auditions at the city's SECC.
X-Factor judge Louis Walsh says Cheryl Cole saga is not a publicity stunt
Louis Walsh says that Simon Cowell put his neck on the block to give Cheryl Cole a chance in the US and the ongoing saga over her sacking is not a publicity stunt. Louis was speaking as he left his hotel in Glasgow for the X-Factor auditions in Scotland with new judges Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos.