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'Yes' camp takes slim lead in Greek bailout referendum poll

ATHENS - Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the "No" vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone, a poll showed. | Video

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BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

HOUSTON - BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history.

U.S., Environment 02 Jul 2015

China hunts for 'manipulators' as stocks tumble

SHANGHAI - Chinese stocks tumbled again on Friday, taking the week's losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation amid increasingly desperate attempts by Beijing to head off a full-blown crash.

Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai: sources

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egypt’s military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years.

World, Egypt 02 Jul 2015

U.S. probe sees no links among black church fires in South

WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches in the U.S. South and have determined that two were started by natural causes and one was due to an electrical fire.

U.S., Africa 02 Jul 2015

U.S. calls for Ramadan pause in Yemen conflict

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Thursday called for a "humanitarian pause" in the conflict in Yemen during Ramadan.

World, United Nations, Yemen 02 Jul 2015