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.
Bet you haven't seen a dog this determined before!
Dogs are always determined to get their paws on something they like, but this dog doesn't hold back when it comes to getting ahold of a delicious treat. Watch what 'Joe Cocker' does when he owner steps out of the room, he even keeps his eye on the situation!
Photographer Vadim Onishchenko captured this incredibly rare moment while on a photo safari on the Mara River in Kenya. After a crocodile had caught a gnu (a type of antelope) crossing the river, a group of hippos observing the scene quickly made their way over, with one hippo in particular scaring off the crocodile. The situation became even more amazing after that same hippo escorted the gnu back to shore!