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Yanis Varoufakis: Greece's 'erratic Marxist'

Atenas - Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's finance minister who resigned on Monday even though the government secured a resounding referendum victory, rose to fame and infamy for his urban-cool look, his abrasive style, and acerbic attacks on austerity.

44 killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria's Jos: relief agency

Jos - At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country's main relief agency said on Monday, after a bloody week of violence blamed on Boko Haram.

China using animals to predict earthquakes: report

Bejing - Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

IS in Afghanistan on Xi, Putin's summit agenda: China

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders will discuss the threat the Islamic State group poses in Afghanistan at a Eurasian security summit in Russia this week, a Chinese official said Monday.

Japan hails new UNESCO listing despite Korean qualms

Toukyo - Japan on Monday celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century.

2015 CFL Power Rankings: Argo's take over top spot

Toronto - The 2015 CFL season got off to a shaky start for several teams as injuries hit the league hard in week one, but after some surprising finishes in week two, fans of the game are scratching their heads and wondering what the rest of the year has in store.

Greek finance minister resigns in concession to creditors

Atenas - Greece's finance minister resigned Monday in what appeared to be a concession by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to international creditors after his resounding victory in a historic bailout referendum.

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

Mumbai - Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

Malaysian Prime Minister to sue WSJ over corruption claims

Malaysia's Prime Minister is looking to take the Wall Street Journal to court after the newspaper released an article claiming that nearly $700 million dollars has flowed from Malaysian government programs into the Prime Minister's personal accounts.

Why is pet food recalled so often? What pet owners should know

Boulder - On Thursday, the Boulder Dog Food Company issued a voluntary recall of its Turkey Sprinkles product due to potential salmonella contamination mere weeks after the company issued a recall on its Chicken Sprinkles product.

Doctor removes wrong eye from infant cancer patient

Sonora - A few weeks ago, a doctor in Sonora, Mexico performed surgery on a 14-month-old cancer patient, but he ended up removing the wrong eye, according to a health official.

Desperate Gazans resort to makeshift homes year after war

Gaza - Fouad Abu Asser and his family have returned to their neighbourhood amid the rubble of the Gaza Strip -- but something resembling a shed is what they now call home.

Suicide bombers force soul-searching in British town

Dewsbury - Ten years after the ringleader of the London bombings set out from his Dewsbury home to blow up a train, the small English town is again grasping for answers after a local teen-turned-suicide bomber staged a deadly attack in Iraq.

Iran nuclear talks 'could go either way' in final straight

Vienna - Top ministers were due to meet Monday seeking to conclude an unprecedented nuclear deal with Iran, on the eve of a deadline aiming to draw the curtain on almost two years of high-stakes negotiations.

Alexis Tsipras: The premier playing roulette with Greece's future

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got the public boost he sought to keep alive his government's tightrope talks with the country's EU-IMF creditors, but the consequences of his gamble remain unclear.

Thousands greet pope at start of South American trip

Quito - Pope Francis wrapped up the first day of a grueling three-nation South American trip after greeting tens of thousands of jubilant people who lined the streets of Quito.

Suspect in random SF slaying had previously been deported

San Francisco - The Mexican national accused of the random killing of a young San Francisco woman at a popular tourist attraction last Wednesday had been deported five times prior to the fatal shooting.

Man mocks alligators, jumps in water and is killed

Orange - A man ignored warnings and jumped into alligator inhabited waters and was killed in Orange, Texas. Witnesses report that the man mocked the threat of alligators before he jumped in the water.

Man dies after trying to shoot firework off the top of his head

Calais - A young man in Calais, Maine was drinking with his friends and celebrating the Fourth of July Saturday night when he decided to launch a firework off the top of his head. The firework exploded, fatally injuring him.

Review: Long Island sensation Lorena Cajes delights on new single 'Numb' Special

Long Island singer-songwriter Lorena Cajes has recorded a new single "Numb," and it is one remarkable vocal performance.
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