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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 one 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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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.

Syria 9:51am EDT

Kuwait detains 26 over Islamic State suicide attack on mosque: newspaper

KUWAIT - Kuwait has detained 26 people suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque last month that killed 27 people, a local newspaper reported on Monday, quoting the public prosecutor.

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MP tells anti-gay rally: Obama should not push gay agenda in Kenya

NAIROBI - Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said U.S. President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.

Africa 9:18am EDT

Islamic State target Iraq's Haditha town with vehicle bombs

BAGHDAD - An Islamic State militant blew up an explosive-laden bulldozer near Haditha, killing seven Iraqi soldiers in one of a wave of bomb attacks on the northwestern town on Monday, a police source said.

Iraq 9:09am EDT

Burundi coup general says force only way to oust president

DAR ES SALAAM - A Burundian general who backed a failed coup in May threatened to launch an armed uprising after President Pierre Nkurunziza refused to bow to opposition and international demands to abandon a bid for a third term.

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