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IS takes ground from Syrian Kurds

IS takes ground from Syrian Kurds

Islamic State fighters have stormed a Syrian town held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city, part of a wider offensive by the militants two days after their de facto capital was hit by some of the heaviest US-led air strikes in the conflict.

Pluto flyby on track despite probe glitch - NASA

Pluto flyby on track despite probe glitch - NASA

NASA expects the New Horizons spacecraft to be back in service after a computer glitch on the weekend threatened its upcoming historic flyby of Pluto.

Hope dies last in Greece after defiant 'No'

Hope dies last in Greece after defiant 'No'

Athens was still standing. The Parthenon had not crumbled before the coming Apocalypse. And as their left-wing government made tentative overtures to its European partners, Greeks expressed hope catastrophe might yet be averted.

Greeks defy Europe with 'No' vote

Greeks defy Europe with 'No' vote

Having squarely rejected the terms of new financial aid for their cash-strapped country, Greece wakes up to an uncertain future today.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has declared a state of emergency to give his government more powers following an Islamic militant attack on a beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists were killed.

Despite crisis, few Greeks ready to forgo coffee

Despite crisis, few Greeks ready to forgo coffee

They might be living through one of the worst economic crises of modern times, but for Greeks coffee remains an indispensable fuel for thought on the eve of a referendum that may decide their future in Europe.

Malaysia's PM denies fraud

Malaysia's PM denies fraud

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied taking money from state fund 1MDB or any other entity for personal gain, after a media report said investigators traced nearly $US700 million to bank accounts that were allegedly in his name.

Greeks deeply divided ahead of crucial vote

Greeks deeply divided ahead of crucial vote

Greeks have taken to the streets in their tens of thousands in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country's future in Europe's single currency.

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