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Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

ATHENS - Greece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. | Video

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Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack

TUNIS - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war".

Tunisia 2:30pm EDT

Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.

Egypt 3:42pm EDT

Pope heads to South America to champion the poor and the planet

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis leaves Rome on Sunday for his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, a "homecoming" to a continent where he will champion the rights of the poor and of the planet.

Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus

KINSHASA - Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday.

Health, Africa 3:48pm EDT

Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on insurgents holed up inside.

Syria 12:48pm EDT

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