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world Budget to cut 'housing subsidies'

Chancellor George Osborne will use Wednesday's Budget to announce a clampdown on "taxpayer-funded subsidies" for higher earners living in social housing.

17 minutes ago // ABC

world Polling Stations Open in Greece for Key Bailout Referendum

Polling stations open in Greece for crucial bailout referendum as opinion polls show dead heat

21 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greeks begin voting in referendum as the euro faces its biggest challenge

Almost 9.9 million Greeks have the right to vote in Sundays plebiscite on whether the country should accept the terms of its creditors Greeks began voting in a referendum on Sunday that presents the biggest challenge to the running of the euro since its adoption and risks sending shock waves through the worlds financial markets.The nationwide ballot was taking place at the end of

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Fight to reclaim their land: indigenous leader takes stand against Argentina

Being ignored by the president will not stop Qom activist Flix Daz from camping out in Buenos Aires with demands for government officialsFélix Díaz stands before a line of colourful plastic tents on one of the broad strips of land running down the centre of the Avenida 9 de Julio one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Argentinian capital.We have many gods, he says. The god of nature, the god of water, the god of air, but we no longer have the land

22 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Greeks polarized prior to vote

The economic crisis in Greece has left citizens of the debt-ravaged nation divided about whether to accept the creditors bailout deal or reject it. Boston lawyer Dimitri Ioannidis, visiting his native Greece on business, spoke to the Heralds Owen Boss about the mood among Greek citizens ahead of todays referendum.

48 minutes ago // The Times of India

world America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs, barbecues

Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday.

49 minutes ago // ABC

world China to Create $19B Fund to Support Plunging Stock Market

Chinese securities firms create $19B fund to support plunging market; 28 firms postpone IPOs

49 minutes ago // New York Times

world Argentine Judges Allowed to Resign After Child Abuse Ruling

The two judges had cut a convicted child abusers sentence in half because they claimed the 6-year-old victim had displayed homosexual tendencies.

52 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: WN 07/04/15: Tennessee Attempts to Outshine New York With Massive July 4th Fireworks Display

Increased Police Deployed to City Streets, National Monuments; Greek Citizens Left Penniless by Economic Crisis

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Indigenous recognition: referendum failure would be would be 'catastrophic'

Recognition campaigner Jackie Huggins urges Indigenous leaders to leave egos at home when attending summit to thrash out a wording for a referendum Aboriginal recognition campaigner Jackie Huggins believes it would be catastrophic if a referendum to recognise Indigenous people in the Australian constitution failed.About 40 leaders will meet with the prime minister, Tony Abbott, and the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, in Sydney on Monday to thrash out a form of words for

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Billy Joel Weds Girlfriend During Fourth of July Party

The small group of family and friends at their annual Fourth of July party didn't know the couple planned to exchange vows.

58 minutes ago // USA Today

world China shoe factory collapses, killing at least 9

Incident occurs during weekend shift in plant in Zheijiang province.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Iran nuclear talks: World powers edge closer to agreement on sanctions relief

Iran and six world powers appeared to reach tentative agreement on sanctions relief for Tehran, a key element of a potential nuclear deal as talks continued on Saturday.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Greeks prepare for bailout vote

Millions of Greeks prepare to vote in a referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Dalai Lama begins three-day 80th birthday celebration

Thousands of followers and fans of the Tibetan spiritual leader are to attend events in California

1 hour ago // VOA

world Nigerian Governor Calls for Calm as Boko Haram Attacks Escalate

Amid a surge of deadly violence by Boko Haram militants in Nigerias northeast, the governor of the embattled Borno state is trying to assure residents of their safety. Fighters from the Islamist militant group stormed the village of Zabarmari on the outskirts of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Friday evening. The militants killed seven people before being repelled by the military and vigilantes known as the civilian JTF. On a visit to the rice-farming community Saturday, state Gove

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world 14 Hurt After Deck Collapses During Family Photo

Some of those hurt suffered what were described as critical injuries after the structure collapsed in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Saturday.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Plane Towing Banner Crashes on California Beach

There was no immediate word on injuries after the Piper PA18 crashed into the beach in Carlsbad, California, on Saturday.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Breathtaking ruins of Soviet's space shuttle program

Photographer discovers treasure trove in Baikonur Cosmodrome - 15 Photos What was once the gleaming pride and joy of the Soviet space program now lies covered in dirt and bird droppings in a disused hangar in Kazakhstan.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world America Celebrates the Fourth of July

See how the country spent the long weekend, including hot dog competitions, tall ships and fireworks.

1 hour ago // BBC

world US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92

US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Jeb Bush Takes Trump's Immigration Rant Personally

Bush's wife was born in Mexico, and when he was asked if he took Trump's remarks personally, he responded: "Yeah, of course. Absolutely."

1 hour ago // CBS

world Clinton campaign corrals reporters at July Fourth parade

Hillary Clinton's team uses unusual method to keep media away from candidate during New Hampshire parade: a lasso

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world Obama Says Freedom Paid for by Members of Military

"Freedom is not free," Obama told members of the military and military families after a show by Bruno Mars on the South Lawn of the White House.

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world Diana Douglas, Actress and Mom of Michael Douglas, Dies

Douglas had a six-decade career as an actress, appearing in dozens of movies and television episodes, and on stage. She died of cancer Friday.

2 hours ago // ABC

world Shoe Factory Collapses in Eastern China, Killing 9 People

Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people and injuring more than 30

2 hours ago // CBS

world Illegal fireworks cause concern for Calif. firefighters

Firefighters on high alert in drought-stricken California, worried backyard fireworks could spark devastating wildfires

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world China freezes new share offers in bid to shore up plunging stock markets

Beijing has also set up a market-stabilisation fund, according to reports, as fund managers pledge to invest $19bn in the local share marketChina has frozen share offers and set up a market-stabilisation fund, according to reports, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the worlds second-largest economy.The Wall Street Journal r

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world Man found dead with throat cut at Melbourne hotel

Police are investigating the death of a man in his 30s at the Crown Metropol hotel in Southbank early on Sunday morningA man has been found dead inside a Melbourne hotel room, his throat slashed.Victoria police said officers were called to the Crown Metropol hotel, on Whiteman Street in Southbank, at about 2.40am on Sunday. They found the man with a laceration to his neck.

2 hours ago // Wall Street Journal

world Malaysia 1MDB Probe Finds Documents Tied to Alleged Transfers to Najib

Malaysias attorney general said a probe into a troubled state investment fund has uncovered documents related to allegations that money was transferred into the personal bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

2 hours ago // The Telegraph

world Sepp Blatter claims Germany and France intervened over World Cup decisions

Fifa president says former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff 'applied political pressure' to selection process

2 hours ago // Newsvine

world Putin sends July Fourth message to Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to President Obama on Saturday, congratulating the United States on its Independence Day and calling for dialogue and respect between the two nations. Katharine Lackey, USA TODAY

2 hours ago // UPI

world Owner of ferry that capsized in Philippines charged with murder

Danielle HaynesMANILA, July 4 UPI -- The owner of a ferry that capsized in the Philippines killing 59 people was charged with multiple counts of murder, officials said Friday.

2 hours ago // BBC

world Princess Charlotte to be christened

Princess Charlotte is to be christened later at a ceremony attended by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

2 hours ago // VOA

world Clinton Accuses China of Stealing US Government Information

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday accused China of stealing commercial secrets and "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America." Speaking at a campaign event in the northeastern state of New Hampshire, the former U.S. secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York said China is "stealing huge amounts of government information" as it looks for advantages. She said the United States needs to remain fully "vigilant" about China, which she said is

2 hours ago // The Telegraph

world US air strikes hit multiple targets in Isil stronghold Raqqa

Strikes hit Islamic State structures and transit routes to 'constrict freedom of movement'