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Divided and desperate Greeks vote in referendum that may decide euro future

ATHENS - Greeks voted on Sunday in a referendum that could determine their future in Europe's common currency, with banks shuttered, the treasury empty and a population desperate, angry and so deeply split that the outcome was too close to call. | Video

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On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear Syria incursion

KARKAMIS, Turkey - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus.

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Chinese officials, investors hope new support steps will stave off stock crash

SHANGHAI - China's stock markets may be facing a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that could threaten the world's second-largest economy.

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Lebanese Hezbollah, Syrian army enter rebel-held border city

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway.

World, Syria 9:27am EDT

Quartet of crises threatens Europe's core

BRUSSELS - Four great crises around Europe's fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades.

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America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security

NEW YORK - Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday. | Video

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At least 14 hospitalized after deck collapses in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A deck on a house on the North Carolina coast collapsed on Saturday as a family gathered for a photo, and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital including several in critical condition, officials said.

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China says tourists attacked in Turkey during anti-China protests

BEIJING/ISTANBUL - China has warned its citizens traveling in Turkey to be careful of anti-Beijing protests, saying some Chinese tourists have recently been "attacked and disturbed".