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Greeks head towards vote in anger and confusion

A woman puts up referendum campaign posters with the word "No" in Greek in Athens, Greece. Photo by Reuters

As Greece heads to a referendum that could decide its future in the euro zone, long queues at cash machines have become the most potent symbol of the cost of the deadlock between the left-wing government and its international lenders.

UK woman charged with being IS member

UK woman charged with being IS member

British police have charged a woman with being a member of Islamic State and inciting terrorism on social media, and in a separate case had arrested a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of a terrorism offence.

France, Britain plan crackdown on migrants

France, Britain  plan crackdown on migrants

France and Britain have agreed to step up efforts to discourage migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel between the two countries.

Tunisia hunts for suspects after hotel attack

Tunisia hunts for suspects after hotel attack

Tunisian authorities are hunting further suspects in the Sousse hotel attack identified by officials as part of a group trained in a Libyan jihadist camp alongside gunmen who carried out a massacre at a Tunis museum.

BBC to cut over 1000 jobs

BBC to cut over 1000 jobs

The British Broadcasting Corporation will cut more than 1000 jobs to cover a £150 million gap in licence fee income next financial year as millions of viewers turn off their televisions and watch programmes on tablets and mobile phones.

Dozens dead in Philippines ferry sinking

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew has capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves, killing at least 36 people, the coast guard and police said, with at least 118 survivors.

Striking ferry workers to ease Calais blockade

Striking ferry workers to ease Calais blockade

Striking ferry workers blocking access to Calais port in northern France agreed on Wednesday to let some boats through, partly lifting a blockade in its third day.

Oregon crowds rejoice at cannabis law reform

Oregon crowds rejoice at cannabis law reform

Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight, then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon, as the growing legalization movement spreads to the fourth western US state.

Islamic State attack in Egypt kills over 100

Islamic State attack in Egypt kills over 100

Islamic State insurgents have attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai in a co-ordinated assault that killed more than 100 people - one of the biggest militant strikes in Egypt's modern history.

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