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Australia's prime minister faces leadership challenge

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be challenged for leadership of the Liberal Party, the senior partner in the ruling conservative coalition, after Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull asked him to step aside.<p>Turnbull on Monday said he informed Abbott he would challenge him for the …

Australia

Japanese volcano Mount Aso on island of Kyushu erupts

Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan’s main southern island of Kyushu, has erupted, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, blasting a plume of black smoke 1.2 miles (2km) high, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.<p>The 1,592-metre (5,222ft) high Mount Aso is one of the most active peaks …

Natural Disasters

Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day stint in jail

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for defying a federal court and announced that she …

LGBTQI

The Latest: EU fails to agree plan to share 120,000 refugees

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as European governments rush to cope with the huge number of people moving across Europe. All times …

European Union

Bangkok bomb: Two Malaysians and a Pakistani arrested

<b>Malaysian police have arrested two Malaysians and one Pakistani in connection with last month's deadly bombing at a shrine in Bangkok.</b><p>Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said they were detained a few days ago and were assisting with the investigation.<p>Thailand has launched a manhunt for those responsible …

Extremism

A Taliban Attack on an Afghan Prison Has Freed Hundreds of Militants

More than 350 inmates escaped from a jail in the city of Ghazni in central Afghanistan after a raid by Taliban forces early Monday morning.<p>Mohammad …

Hungary Closes the Gates to Europe

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In Yemen, Emirati troops push toward rebel-held capital

They hope their campaign will push the rebels out and help restore Yemen's legitimate government. Emirati Brig. Gen. Ali Saif al-Kaabi told reporters during a visit to the front-lines, insisting the coalition forces were not "coming to occupy Yemen."<p>The Emiratis are part of thousands of Saudi and …

Bangkok shrine bomb: What do we know after latest revelations

As Thai police says mastermind now in Turkey and Malaysia holds three new suspects, Asia Editor Philip Sherwell reviews what we now know about Bangkok terror atrocity<p>In a day of fast-moving developments in the Bangkok shrine bomb investigation, Thai police said that the suspected mastermind of the …

Fugitive treasure hunter captured with dozens of cellphones

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive after refusing to testify about gold he discovered in a historic …

Crime

Private company owns Oklahoma prison where 4 inmates killed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Current and former officials defended Oklahoma's use of privately run prisons Monday following a weekend melee at one of the …

U.S. Dept. of State

Kentucky Anti-Gay-Marriage Clerk Kim Davis: Back to Square One

MOREHEAD, Kentucky — When the Rowan County clerk's office opens at 8 a.m. ET Monday, Kim Davis will have a decision to make.<p>In her absence, her subordinates have been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Does she stop them? If so, how? Call a staff meeting? Fire them?<p>Or stay silent?<p>"We …

LGBTQI

Religion | HuffPost

A New PM Won't Be Enough to Solve Australia's Economic Problems

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Okinawa governor to block construction of new US airbase

The governor of the Japanese island of Okinawa is poised to halt work on a US airbase, in a move that is expected to irritate Washington and frustrate Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, as his government seeks to pass deeply unpopular security bills this week.<p>Takeshi Onaga, who was elected as …

Middle East

European Union leaders fail to agree on a refugee quota plan

European Unionleaders Monday agreed to resettle 40,000 refugees to relieve a deepening humanitarian crisis, but failed to devise a relocation plan for an additional 120,000 people seeking asylum.<p>An emergency meeting in Brussels ran late into the evening on a day that saw European nations tighten …

European Union

The FAA Warned Airplane Makers About Exploding Engines

Clouds of black smoke billowed from a British Airways Boeing 777 on a Las Vegas runway last week after its pilots aborted a flight only moments …

Florida Man Accidentally Texts Police Captain About Buying Drugs

Texting a message to the wrong person can get you in trouble, but usually not like this: a Florida man looking to buy drugs accidentally exchanged …

Ferocious wildfire devastates California mountain town

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Earlier this summer, this small mountain town north of San Francisco opened its modest high school to residents fleeing an …

San Francisco

Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Claims Sexual Abuse by Jailbreak Inmate

Joyce Mitchell, the prison worker who pleaded guilty to helping prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escape New York’s Clinton Correctional …

Taliban raid sees release of hundreds of Afghan prisoners

Among 150 Taliban militants thought to be among those released in pre-dawn attack on jail in Ghazni by insurgents said to be wearing Afghan police uniforms<p>Taliban fighters dressed as Afghan policemen freed hundreds of inmates on Monday in a pre-dawn attack on the main prison in the central Afghan …

North Korea says readying satellite, suggesting long-range missile launch | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s space agency is close to developing a new satellite and readying it for launch, state media said on Monday, suggesting it will fire a long-range rocket around a national anniversary next month.<p>North Korea will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its …

North Korea

Malaysia arrests three suspects as Bangkok bombing case widens

Malaysian authorities have arrested three suspects linked to a bomb attack in Bangkok last month that killed 20 people and wounded more than 120.<p>Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters that two Malaysians, a man and a woman had been detained, along with a Pakistani man.<p>“We believe the suspects …

Asia