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UK's parties in leadership turmoil after Brexit shock
Britain's two main political parties were in Brexit turmoil on Tuesday as the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron began in earnest and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn faced a no-confidence vote from Labour MPs.
 
European Union leaders began plotting a future without Britain on Tuesday, urging the island nation and economic powerhouse to disentangle itself as fast as possible from the other 27 nations in the bloc to avoid extending the turmoil that has been roiling European and global markets.
 
Two ratings agencies downgraded Britain on Monday because of its vote to leave the European Union, citing risks to its economy and political upheaval.
 
Another 165 pages of Clinton emails released
An additional 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic Party's presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her private server.
 
Sturgeon to visit Brussels to defend
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would travel to Brussels on Wednesday for talks to defend Scotland's place in the EU following a vote by Britain to leave the bloc.
 
Innocent women in Mexico tortured and raped: Amnesty Int'l
Claudia Medina Tamariz was asleep in her home in the Gulf coast port of Veracruz with her husband when Mexican Marines burst in and arrested them both in August 2012.
 
Thousands of Iranians pray for peace on holy night
Thousands of Iranians are gathering this week to mark one of the holiest times of the year, praying for forgiveness as well as help at a time of rising extremism in the region.
 
'I'm still alive' jokes Queen Elizabeth on N. Ireland visit
"I'm still alive," quipped the British monarch Queen Elizabeth on Monday when asked about her health, in her first round of public engagements since Britain voted to leave the European Union.
 
Stonewall Inn dedicated as national monument to gay rights
Members of the LGBT community, along with local and federal officials, gathered at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Monday to dedicate the site as the first national monument to gay rights.
 
Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the U.N. Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights.
 
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