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'Final deadline' for Greece debt plan 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:41:21 GMT 
    The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday.


Chinese shares continue to slide 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:37:47 GMT 
    The dramatic sell-off in China's main stock market has continued despite regulators desperate efforts to try and stem the losses.


Barclays chief Antony Jenkins sacked 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:46:18 GMT 
    Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has been fired after falling out with the board over the size of the investment bank and the pace of cost cutting.


Obama hosts Vietnam communist leader 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:21:31 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama meets Vietnam's Communist Party leader at the White House, the first such meeting since relations were normalised 20 years ago.


Guatemala ex-ruler 'unfit for trial' 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:46:05 GMT 
    A former Guatemalan general, Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled the country briefly in the eighties has been found mentally incapable of standing trial for genocide.


US Army 'to cut 40,000 troops' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:17:27 GMT 
    The US Army is planning to reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, according to US media reports.


Chile lawmakers pass marijuana bill 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:15:34 GMT 
    Chilean lawmakers in the lower house approve a bill allowing the growth of marijuana for personal use.


FBI appeals in web 'sextortion' case 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:03:05 GMT 
    The FBI makes a public appeal to help identify more than 240 victims of a man who used the internet to extort pornographic images from teenage girls.


Power cut hits southern Pakistan 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:44:25 GMT 
    A major power failure plunges large parts of southern Pakistan into darkness on Tuesday night, with Karachi the worst affected.


IMF warns against early US rate rise 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:56:30 GMT 
    The International Monetary Fund warns the US Federal Reserve against raising interest rates this year.


Two killed in mid-air US plane crash 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:36:55 GMT 
    Two people die when a small plane collides with a F-16 fighter jet in South Carolina, sending debris into a nearby mobile home park.


US cruise company to sail to Cuba 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:40:15 GMT 
    The world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corp, says it has received approval from the US government to offer trips to Cuba from Miami.


VIDEO: Obama shakes hands with Vietnam leader 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:47:14 GMT 
    President Obama has met the leader of the Vietnamese Communist Party at the Oval Office in Washington.


VIDEO: Malaysia PM challenged to 'show accounts' 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:18:26 GMT 
    Malaysia's former leader, Mahathir Mohamed, has called on Prime Minister Najib Razak to show public proof that his assets are legal.


VIDEO: Tourists help refugees on Greek island 
  Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:14:52 GMT 
    Tourists have been handing out food supplies to refugees who are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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