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IMF warns of huge financial hole as Greek vote looms

ATHENS/WASHINGTON - 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. | Video

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Senior Islamic State leader killed in U.S.-led coalition strike

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said on Thursday a coalition airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped fundraise, secure arms and transport fighters for the militant group.

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U.N. says Burundi election was not free, fair or credible

UNITED NATIONS - Burundi's parliamentary election was not free, fair, transparent or credible and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms were committed, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Germany says new reports of U.S. spying harm security ties

BERLIN/WASHINGTON - Germany is taking seriously the latest reports about U.S. spying on senior government ministers and they are putting strains on vital security cooperation between the two countries, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Thursday.

World, Germany 3:20pm EDT

Philippine ferry sinks, killing at least 36, but most passengers survive

MANILA - A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued, the coast guard and police said. | Video

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Eight dead in new Saudi-led strikes on Yemen's Sanaa: agency

SANAA - Saudi-led air strikes killed eight people on Thursday in Yemen's capital Sanaa, residents and a news agency reported, the first such attacks after a lull of several days.

World, United Nations, Yemen 2:07pm EDT

Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee

- A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and a rail car caught fire in Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of nine for breathing in fumes, officials said. | Video