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An Afghan appeals court quashes death sentences imposed on four men for their part in the mob killing of a young woman in Kabul in March.
Government announces arrest of eight people with "direct links" to shooting in Sousse that killed 38 tourists.
ATHENS ? Greece?s outspoken finance minister said Thursday he would resign if his country approves a referendum on Europe?s bailout proposal, offering the clearest indication that the government?s future is on the line in the Sunday vote.Read full article >>
BP said it has reached an $18.7 billion settlement of damages claims from the U.S. government and five states after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

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BBC
An Afghan appeals court quashes death sentences imposed on four men for their part in the mob killing of a young woman in Kabul in March.
BBC
Eurozone chiefs rule out any further bailout talks with Greece until after the country's referendum on Sunday, despite a new approach from Athens.
Reuters
ATHENS (Reuters) - As Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its future in the euro zone, long queues at cash machines have become the most potent symbol of the cost of the deadlock between the left-wing government and its international lenders.
Reuters
RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco said on Thursday security forces had dismantled an Islamist militant cell affiliated to the Islamic State group, including members with knowledge in handling weapons and explosives.
Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local)....
Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) -- A newspaper close to the Egyptian government says the Islamic State-linked militants who attacked troops in the Sinai Peninsula used sophisticated weaponry, including Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles....
New York Times
Greece?s fate rests on a hard-to-understand question about an economic program that no longer exists.
New York Times
Yanis Varoufakis?s comment is the starkest sign yet that the government is likely to be reshuffled or could even fall should a yes vote prevail.

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Science Daily
Birds that molt at the wrong time of the year could be disadvantaged, according to a new study. Birds depend on a full set of feathers for maximum efficiency when flying long distances, but the study shows that moulting has a detrimental effect on their flight performance.
Science Daily
Researchers have found embryonic brown fat transplants reversed type 1 diabetes and restored glucose tolerance to normal in non-obese diabetic mice.
Science Daily
As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation?s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? A scholar can tell the truth about Ben.
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