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Greek stocks plunge, banks hammered, after five-week crisis shut down

ATHENS - Greece's stock market closed with heavy losses on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears that the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone.

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Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: experts

SYDNEY - Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. | Video

Weak auto demand crimps U.S. consumer spending

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending in June advanced at its slowest pace in four months as demand for automobiles softened, suggesting the economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.

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Some extreme doping test results show athletes' health at risk: expert

KUALA LUMPUR/SYDNEY - Some of the readings from athletes' blood tests leaked by a whistleblower for a report exposing suspected doping were so extreme they were "downright dangerous", one of the experts cited in the report told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Calais crisis hardens tone of Britain's immigration, EU debate

LONDON - Dramatic images of migrants storming the Channel Tunnel from France have prompted Prime Minister David Cameron's government to ramp up anti-immigration rhetoric and spurred Eurosceptics to amplify calls for Britain to quit the European Union.

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Breaking taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM - "I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel," reads the oath that must be sworn by all naturalized Israeli citizens. Increasingly, they are words being uttered by Palestinians.

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Colorado movie massacre trial jurors reach verdict on mitigating factors

DENVER - Jurors in the Colorado movie massacre trial reached a verdict on Monday on whether mitigating factors such as mental illness count for more than aggravating ones that could justify execution for the gunman, James Holmes, the judge said.

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Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed

BEIRUT - At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. | Video