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Thousands rally for 'Yes' vote in Greece

Thousands rally for 'Yes' vote in Greece

Thousands of Greeks worried about the prospect of crashing out of Europe's currency union have rallied in Athens behind a "Yes" vote in a referendum on whether to accept tough terms demanded by creditors to keep the country afloat.

Bid to build more diverse CIA has stalled

Bid to build more diverse CIA has stalled

The CIA has consistently failed to promote minorities into its leadership ranks and progress in building diversity at the top of the spy agency has largely stalled in the last decade, according to a CIA-commissioned report.

KKK plans Confederate flag rally in S. Carolina

KKK plans Confederate flag rally in S. Carolina

The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina capitol, where a man was arrested this week night in a confrontation with anti-flag protestors over a symbol associated with slavery.

Arrests over deadly Tunisia attack

Arrests over deadly Tunisia attack

Tunisian authorities have arrested a group of suspects associated with the gunman who killed 39 people, mainly British tourists, in a beach hotel attack claimed by Islamic State, the interior minister says.

Homes destroyed by Washington wildfire

Homes destroyed by Washington wildfire

A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three commercial buildings near the eastern foothills of the Cascades, state police and emergency management officials say.

Ferry workers renew blockade of Calais

Employees of a ferry service recently sold by Eurotunnel renewed a blockade of the northern French port of Calais after a court rejected their bid to extend the service's charter contract with Eurotunnel.

New York prison escapee shot, hospitalised

New York prison escapee shot, hospitalised

David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, has been rushed to a local hospital after being shot by police near the Canadian border, two days after his accomplice was killed, according to media reports.

Capital controls as Greek crisis deepens

Capital controls as Greek crisis deepens

Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed today after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff to a dangerous new level.

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