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Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals

PARIS/ATHENS - France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals in order to restart financial aid talks, a day after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject more austerity. | Video

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Islamic State takes ground from Syrian Kurds after air strikes

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters stormed a Syrian town held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city on Monday, part of a wider offensive by the militants two days after their de facto capital was hit by some of the heaviest U.S.-led air strikes in the conflict. | Video

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In Ecuador, Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador - Pope Francis used his first Mass in Ecuador on Monday to ask for support in his efforts to reach out to Catholics who feel shunned by the Church when the world's bishops gather at the Vatican in October. | Video

Blast rocks Nigeria's second biggest city Kano

ABUJA - A blast went off in Kano, Nigeria's second-biggest city, late Monday evening, a witness and local television station said.

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Air strikes kill nearly 100 in Yemen, cast shadow on truce talks

DUBAI/ADEN - Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in air strikes across Yemen, the Houthi-run state news agency reported, as a Saudi-led coalition stepped up attacks that are likely to weigh on efforts to broker a humanitarian truce.

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There's a heavy toll to pay for Zimbabwe's decrepit roads

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The state of Zimbabwe’s roads is the stuff of legend. From whole trucks submerged in water-filled craters right in the central business district to gruesome road accidents, motorists must navigate hazards like these every day.

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