Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the ongoing Iraq crisis.

ASIO gets tough new powers

The domestic spy agency now has greater powers to combat terrorism - but not everyone is happy with the changes.
Colorado and Washington are about to find out.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said people should be required to show their face when entering secure buildings, including parliament.
Stay up-to-date with the latest developments from the protests in Hong Kong.
A Nationals MP, the Greens and activists say the NSW government must halt the Narrabri and Gloucester gas projects following a new report.
Up to 35,000 walrus have come ashore in northwest Alaska because of the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.

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A search has resumed at Japan's Mount Ontake which erupted on Saturday without warning. Four people are confirmed dead and at least 27 other people are feared dead.
Serbia's gay community staged the first Belgrade Pride Parade in four years on Sunday. In what is seen as a test of the EU hopeful's commitment to protecting minority rights. With tight security, the march went off without incident, led off from the main government building, with hundreds of participants carrying rainbow-coloured balloons and flags, and banners proclaiming "Pride", "Peace" and "Love".
Police have fired tear gas as tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill, in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days.
Cadel Evans has announced he'll retire from cycling early next year, partly due to a poorer than expected performance in this year's Giro d'Italia where he finished eighth. We take a look at the Aussie's stellar career.
Celebrities, political leaders and the masses have rallied in Melbourne, New York and across the globe demanding urgent action on climate change.
Rosendo Salvado was born 200 years ago, but the Benedictine monastic town he founded in the middle of the WA bush stills carries on his legacy.

In pictures: Scotland referendum

Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points. Queues of voters, some wearing traditional kilts and tartan hats, snaked outside polling stations.

In pictures: Fiji votes

Fijians are voting in the nation's first election since a 2006 coup, with the military on stand-by in case violence flares but police reporting no problems in early polling.
Hurricane Odile has whipped through the popular beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, uprooting trees, dumping heavy rain and forcing thousands of tourists to take cover in emergency shelters.