Iceland on Sunday lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours. The Bardarbunga volcano system, in the southeast of the country, has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode. "Visibility (at) the eruption site is now good. No ash has been detected," said the Icelandic Meteorological Office, which is in charge of monitoring volcanic activity.
Pakistan's top military commanders convened a special meeting Sunday night after clashes between police and opposition protesters seeking to topple the government left three dead and hundreds injured. The meeting, brought forward a day, came after violence broke out Saturday night when thousands of supporters of politician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri tried to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's house using cranes to remove barricades. The fighting continued Sunday between police in riot gear and a few hundred protesters. Many protesters came armed with batons and slingshots loaded with marbles.