The active Atlantic hurricane season continues with remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pounding the British Isles. Meteorologists also have their eyes on a storm in the Pacific which could become a super typhoon.
Kurdish forces were withdrawing from Kirkuk on Monday as Iraqi federal forces moved in to the disputed city and seized oil fields and other infrastructure amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence.
The Kurdish people – the largest ethnic group in the world without a country – took a step toward statehood on Monday when they voted overwhelmingly for independence. Questions remain about what will happen in the Middle East after the referendum and how the Trump administration will respond to the yes vote.