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Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out

BRUSSELS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a final chance to present credible reform proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday to persuade skeptical creditors to reopen aid talks before his country's banks run out of money. | Video

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Syrian Kurds retake northern villages from Islamic State: monitor

BEIRUT - Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured more than 10 villages seized by Islamic State north of its de facto capital of Raqqa city, aided by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday. | Video

World, Syria 7:19am EDT

Exclusive: Twinkies maker Hostess Brands shelves sale for IPO - sources

- Hostess Brands LLC, the U.S. bakery company whose snack cake brands include Twinkies and Ding Dongs, has pulled itself from the auction block and will instead pursue an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.

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South Carolina Senate expected to vote to remove Confederate flag

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's Senate is poised to pass legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. | Video

Politics, U.S. 5:49am EDT

Air strikes, ground combat in Yemen killed nearly 200

SANAA - Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, the highest daily toll since the Arab air offensive began more than three months ago.

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HSBC fires UK staff over mock execution video

LONDON - HSBC has fired UK staff who filmed themselves staging a mock Islamic State-style beheading of a colleague and posted the video online, it said on Tuesday.

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Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. | Video

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Al Shabaab gunmen kill 14 in attack on Kenyan workers

MOMBASA, Kenya - Al Shabaab gunmen killed 14 people, mostly quarry workers, officials said, in an overnight attack on a residential complex in northeast Kenya that the Islamic militant group said had targeted Christians.