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18 minutes ago // BBC

world Ward through but Bedene goes out

Britain's James Ward beats Jiri Vesely to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time, but Aljaz Bedene is out.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Greece needs even more money - IMF

Greece will need an extra 50bn euros over the next three years to stabilise its finances even under the existing, disputed bailout plans, the IMF says.

20 minutes ago // NPR

world Taiwan Airliner's Black Box Shows Pilot May Have Shut Off Wrong Engine

Pilots aboard flight GE235, which crashed shortly after takeoff in February, may have switched off their only operating engine moments before the disaster that killed 43 people.

21 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Greece: IMF Report Justifies Greek Debt Stance

The Latest: Greece: IMF report justifies Greek govt stance on debt: it's not sustainable

22 minutes ago // ABC

world Top US Diplomat in Cuba on Short List for New Embassy

Career diplomat DeLaurentis, now head of US mission in Havana, on short list for new embassy

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Ex-Church Official Housed at Prison That Pope Plans to Visit

Ex-church official housed at prison pope plans to visit; serving 3 years over abuse complaints

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Concern raised over Nama NI deal

Belfast law firm Tughans had 7m in a bank account following a property deal, it has been claimed.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Official: Boko Haram Extremists Kill 97 People Praying in Mosques in Northeast Nigerian Town

Official: Boko Haram extremists kill 97 people praying in mosques in northeast Nigerian town

26 minutes ago // NPR

world Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Iranian Official Sees 'Opportunities' for Better Ties After a Nuclear Deal

A senior Iranian official raised the possibility of improved relations with the U.S. if a nuclear accord can be reached this month between Tehran and world powers.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Have England upset football gods?

After Englands agonising exit from the Womens World Cup, is the country forever fated to fail on footballs biggest stage?

31 minutes ago // Reuters

world IMF warns of huge financial hole as Greek vote looms

ATHENS/WASHINGTON Reuters - The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe.

32 minutes ago // The Independent

world Republicans largely oppose move to restore diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba

President Obama has officially announced that the US and Cuba will be restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years of frozen relations.

33 minutes ago // The Independent

world US accusations that Russia is not respecting its neighbours' sovereignty are 'confrontational', says Moscow

Russia denounced a new U.S. military strategy that accuses Moscow of failing to respect its neighbours' sovereignty as confrontational on Thursday, saying it would set back efforts to improve relations.

34 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world French Court Lifts Jean-Marie Le Pen Suspension from National Front

A French court Thursday overturned the suspension of Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front party he brought into national prominence.

35 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greece's highly educated professionals reach out to diaspora in search of work

As uncertainty worsens in Greece, doctors, lawyers and academics flood inboxes of compatriots worldwide with CVs and pleas for help getting workGreek professionals are scrambling to leave the country as the economic situation deteriorates, flooding the inboxes of diasporic Greeks across the world with resumes and requests for jobs.In the past 10 days, the Greek Medical Association UK GMA UK has seen a 30% increase in the number of emails and phone calls from Greek doctors

36 minutes ago // UPI

world Paraguayan song pays tribute to Pope Francis, goes viral

Tomas MonzonASUNCIN, Paraguay, July 2 UPI -- A Paraguayan church group has helped a song dedicated to the Pope go viral.

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world War with Isis: Israel prepares for an attack as militants close in on its borders

Israeli policymakers are concerned that the Jewish state could become the object of a massive border attack by an Isis Egyptian affiliate, similar to the one which struck Egyptian security targets in the Sinai Peninsula this week, killing dozens of soldiers and policemen. Israeli media reports said the army had been placed

38 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Lidl has received almost $1bn in public development funding

Supermarket chain owned by one of Germanys wealthiest families given money over past decade by World Bank and others as it expands into eastern EuropeThe German discount supermarket Lidl and its sister chain Kaufland have benefited from almost $900m £576m in public development money over the past decade, the Guardian can reveal. The companies, owned by the large retail company Schwarz Group and controlled by one of Germanys wealthiest families, received loan fu

38 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Russian university fires US vice-rector accused of harming national interests

Lobachevsky university fires Kendrick White and he leaves country after state TV accuses him of being part of western fifth column undermining RussiaA United States citizen has been fired as vice-rector of a Russian university and left the country after state television suggested he was harming national interests, joining a growing number of foreign specialists to face pressure amid anti-western rhetoric.Lobachevsky state university of Nizhny Novgorod

40 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Greek Party: Media Biased in Referendum Coverage

The Latest: Ruling Greek party demands equal coverage for 'No' side by media ahead of vote

42 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.N. rights body calls for end to child and forced marriage

NEW YORK Thomson Reuters Foundation - The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Thursday calling for an end to child, early and forced marriage, and recognizing child marriage as a violation of human rights, a move campaigners welcomed as crucial to progress on the issue.

42 minutes ago // ABC

world Leopard Mauls Guide's Arm in Attack in South African Park

Leopard mauls guide in attack on vehicle carrying tourists in South African wildlife park

43 minutes ago // Fox News

world Leopard mauls guide in attack on vehicle carrying tourists in South African wildlife park

Authorities in South Africa say a leopard has mauled a wildlife guide in an attack on an open tourist safari vehicle in the country's flagship wildlife park.

43 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Peston the Greek?

The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis - from the Greek point of view.

43 minutes ago // Time

world Meet the British Soccer Player Bringing Lance Armstrong Back to the Tour de France Route

The disgraced cyclist took drugs to help him win the famous race

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Isis militants destroy Palmyra stone lion

Syrian antiquities director says destruction of Lion of al-Lat statue dating back to 1st century BC is serious crime against world heritage siteIslamic State jihadists have destroyed a statue of a lion outside the museum in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the countrys antiquities director has said.Maamoun Abdelkarim said the statue, known as the Lion of al-Lat, was an irreplaceable piece. IS members on Saturday destroyed the Lion of al-Lat, which is a unique piece that is thre

45 minutes ago // CBS

world States, BP reach $18.7B settlement over oil spill

Deal with Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

46 minutes ago // NPR

world Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Democratic candidate Sanders drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis. Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

46 minutes ago // New York Times

world Egypt, Stunned by Sinai Assault, Vows to Erase Terrorist Dens

A security official said 23 militants were killed in the northern Sinai Peninsula as the government sought to reassert control there.

47 minutes ago // The Independent

world Margaret Thatcher Plaza: Madrid's new left-wing Mayor looks to rename square that is city's tribute to the Iron Lady

She was a doyenne of right-wing politicians around the world, but Madrids tribute to Margaret Thatcher a square named after the Iron Lady may be short-lived as the citys new left-wing Mayor considers renaming Plaza Margaret Thatcher less than a year after its inauguration.

47 minutes ago // Reuters

world Scapegoated faith healers needed in Sierra Leone health system: report

LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation - Traditional healers were blamed for worsening the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, but they need to be included in any plan to improve the country's healthcare and prevent such crises in future, researchers said on Thursday.

48 minutes ago // VOA

world UN Official: Donor Fatigue, Insecurity Threaten Somalia Progress

Philippe Lazzarini, outgoing United Nations humanitarian chief for Somalia, said the country is on the right development trajectory following years of chaos but worries donor fatigue and insecurity continue to threaten its fragile progress. For the past two years as humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Lazzarini helped guide aid efforts to the country as it recovered from famine, and solidified the shape and function of a new government. The Swiss diplomat, who concluded his second tenure i

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Boy, 12, arrested for attempted rape of eight-year-old

Child arrested in Greater Manchester following reports of the abuse of another young boy on 26 JuneA 12-year-old boy has been arrested following an attempted rape of an eight-year-old boy in Greater Manchester.The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has since been bailed pending further inquiries. Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // CBS

world How is NYC preparing for potential July 4 terror threat?

Following recent calls for ISIS followers to attack "nonbelievers" in coming weeks, NYPD's John Miller said department is in the middle of one of their biggest operations ever

57 minutes ago // BBC

world Hormones make traders take more risks

Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.