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Opinion polls show 'No' ahead in Greek bailout referendum

ATHENS - Opinion polls released after Greece's bailout referendum on Sunday showed the 'No' vote ahead, suggesting voters had defied warnings from across Europe that rejection of the creditors' terms would set their country on a path out of the euro. | Video

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Burundi rejects U.N. mediator after critical report about elections

BUJUMBURA - Burundi on Sunday rejected a second U.N. diplomat named to help resolve the country's political crisis, saying a critical report about last week's parliamentary elections demonstrated bias.

Africa 10:58am EDT

Afghan leader refuses to be drawn into lynching sentences row

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declined to intervene on Sunday in the case of four men convicted over the mob killing of a young woman, despite public anger over the fact their initial death sentences have been replaced by prison terms.

Afghanistan 11:23am EDT

Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai: sources

CAIRO - Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.

Egypt 11:06am EDT

Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held border city

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway.

Syria 11:32am EDT

On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear Syria incursion

KARKAMIS, Turkey - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus.

Turkey, Syria 7:13am EDT

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