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Severe weather in Texas sets rain record, leaves 16 dead

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas prepared for more flooding on Thursday while still reeling from torrential rains that killed at least 16 people, inundated major cities and set a record for the wettest month in the state's history. | Video

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Greek PM faces tough choices in shrinking window for aid deal

ATHENS - Greece's government will likely scrape through a debt payment next week but has only a short window to overcome wide differences with creditors before the specter of default returns.

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Amazon offers limited free shipping on same-day delivery orders

- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its Prime shipping service as retailers try to outdo each other on delivery deals, and expanded the service to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area.

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Islamic State photos purport to show unharmed Palmyra ruins

BEIRUT - Islamic State posted photographs online which it said were taken in the central Syrian city of Palmyra and appeared to show its ancient ruins unharmed since the hardline group seized it from government forces.

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African migrants risk all in Sahara to reach Europe

AGADEZ, Niger - In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara toward Europe.

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U.S. Army chief says no human error seen in anthrax mishap

WASHINGTON - U.S. personnel working at an Army facility in Utah appeared to follow correctly all the outlined procedures to inactivate anthrax before they mistakenly shipped off live samples of the deadly bacteria, the Army's top general said on Thursday. | Video

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Yemen border strikes kill two Saudis, Yemen death toll near 2,000: WHO

CAIRO/ADEN - Two Saudi border guards were killed and five wounded by shells fired from Yemeni territories, an Interior Ministry spokesman said late on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the war's death toll was close to 2,000.