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Greek finance minister quits to smooth talks after thunderous 'No'

ATHENS/FRANKFURT - Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. | Video

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China says Xinjiang has no 'ethnic problem' after Turkey protests

BEIJING - China has no "ethnic problem" in its far west, and Muslim Uighur minorities there enjoy freedom of religion, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, following anti-China protests in Turkey over Beijing's treatment of the group.

China, Turkey 5:03am EDT

Hungary passes law to tighten asylum rules

BUDAPEST - Hungary's parliament passed legislation on Monday that tightens its asylum rules, providing the legal framework for the erection of a fence along the country's southern border with Serbia to stem the flow of illegal migrants.

United Nations 7:31am EDT

Iraqi jet mistakenly bombs Baghdad district, five killed

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi plane accidentally dropped a bomb on an eastern Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, police and residents said, killing at least five people and destroying several houses.

6:21am EDT

Islamic State regains town near Syria's Raqqa after air strikes: monitor

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters seized a Syrian town back from Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city on Monday, a group monitoring the war reported, recovering ground near its de facto capital two days after it was pummelled in heavy U.S.-led air strikes.

Syria 6:40am EDT

China stresses nationalism in war anniversary propaganda push

BEIJING - China plans to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Asia, and its fight against Japan, with a stream of movies, concerts, performances and exhibitions, officials said on Monday, in an effort to strengthen "nationalism and culture".

China, Japan 3:52am EDT

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