EU, IMF heap pressure on Greece days ahead of crucial vote

EU, IMF heap pressure on Greece days ahead of crucial vote

The bleak picture came as Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis warned the government "may very well" resign if Greeks spurn its call to vote "No".

Boko Haram militants slaughter 150 in Nigeria
Boko Haram militants slaughter 150 in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants stormed three remote villages, kill residents and set houses ablaze in the bloodiest day of attacks by the group since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.

Two bomb blasts wound 8 people in Colombian capital
Two bomb blasts wound 8 people in Colombian capital

The explosions appeared to be aimed at a private pension fund in different parts of Bogota. No group claimed responsibility but FARC, a rebel group, suspected.

Bangkok-bound plane makes emergency landing in China; 10 hurt
Bangkok-bound plane makes emergency landing in China; 10 hurt

The plane took off from Guangzhou with 132 passengers and seven crew members.

6.5 earthquake in China kills 6 in far western region of Xinjiang

The local administration has issued a level-II emergency response to the quake.

Former US Senator Jim Webb announces presidential campaign for 2016 elections

Webb acknowledged he would face major hurdles but vowed to bring an outsider's voice to the 2016 race.

Death toll from capsized Philippines ferry rises to 41, 12 missing

Rescue workers in Philippines recovered 3 bodies from a ferry that capsized on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 38 with 15 others still missing.

Greece debt crisis: How people are coping with the financial meltdown

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Greece debt crisis: How people are coping with the financial meltdown

Senior Islamic State leader killed in US drone strike in Syria

US said al-Harzi's death will hurt the Islamic State's ability to move foreign fighters in and out of the region.

Australian surfer survives shark attack

Another 32-year-old surfer remained in critical condition when a shark seriously wounded his legs on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia opens first billion-dollar privatised airport for pilgrims

About two million pilgrims annually visit the western cities of Mecca and Medina for the Hajj

Solar-powered plane breaks solo flight record across Pacific to Hawaii

The Solar Impulse, which took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey and is expected to land in Hawaii by the weekend, shattered the solo-flight record threshold of 76 hours while crossing the Pacific.

Defiant Greek PM Alexis Tsipras vows to go ahead with referendum

European leaders ruled out any fresh debt offers before Sunday vote, fear a 'No' vote could cause exit of Greece from eurozone and further crisis.

French mother gets 9 years in prison for killing 8 newborns

In the worst infanticide case in modern French history, the jury decided Cottrez's judgment was impaired at the time of the killings.

36 dead, 19 missing as ferry capsizes in Philippines

MB Kim Nirvana, the Philippines ferry, had just left Ormoc for Camotes Islands when it was hit by big waves.

Washington Navy Yard: No signs of shooting, no arrests say official

The official has been briefed on Thursday's response at the Washington Navy Yard installation but spoke on condition of anonymity.

Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 53

The wave of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, claimed by an IS affiliate, killed at least 38 soldiers and wounded 54 others.

Greece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifeline

Greece is seeking a third bailout from the eurozone rescue fund after the previous deal expired this week without agreement on the terms of final pay outs.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate.

Greece considering to seek new EU loans after IMF debt default

The missed payment underscored the failure of more than 5 months of wrangling between Greece's left-wing govt and its creditors to reshape the country's bailout and prevent it dropping out of the eurozone.

142 killed in Indonesia's deadly plane crash, government to review air force fleet

The crash of the aircraft, a C-130B Hercules aircraft that went into service half a century ago, is bound to put a fresh spotlight on Indonesia's woeful air safety record and its ageing planes.

New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace

China says it is a major target of hacking and other cyberattacks, and the ruling Communist Party has expended vast efforts in blocking online content it deems subversive or illegal.

Another black church in South Carolina burns; cause unknown

In a series of fires at African-American churches in South Carolina, which the investigators don't believe are related, the historic church was burned down second time after 1995.

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to stand for Prime Minister in August 17 polls

Rajapaksa did not specify the party under which he would contest, but his supporters said that he would form a new coalition if Maithripala Sirisena does not relent.

US, Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies in Washington, Havana

In May, the United States paved the way of rapprochement by taking Cuba off the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Hillary Clinton was advised to take action against Pakistan army leaders supporting al Qaeda

Hillary Clinton was advised by Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger, who served as the United States National Security Advisor for President Bill Clinton from March 14, 1997,


A spokesman for the Maryland medical examiner and for the prosecutor's office declined Tuesday to release the report, but State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby condemned the leak in a statement.

Officer Bradley Miller says Phen told police he was angry with the head monk for his disciplinary tactics.

Climate Change  

On the whole, the church's environmental message has been articulated for years, though it has gotten lost in other issues.

"By 2100 we expect 130 to 160 gigatonnes of carbon released into the atmosphere," Natali told journalists in Bonn.


EU has extended sanctions against Russia until January over the conflict in eastern Ukraine which has killed more than 6,400 people despite a cease-fire agreement.

Ash Carter's talks with NATO are sure to draw Putin's ire as Moscow chafes under the prospect of continued sanctions.

Asia Pacific  

"I am not surprised with the result. Those who didn't vote for the change have shown they are against change," Suu Kyi said.

The heatwave, sweeping across southern Sindh province, has been going on since the start of Ramadan last week, wreaking havoc and triggering an emergency situation in major hospitals of the province.