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Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. | Video

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Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan

CAIRO - Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies said on Saturday it had shelled various areas in Saudi Arabia's Jizan and Najran, killing and wounding several soldiers.

Saudi Arabia, Yemen 6:34pm EDT

France's Hollande says ready to hold new summit on Boko Haram

YAOUNDE - French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he is ready to organize a new summit of nations fighting Boko Haram, a militant group that has suffered defeats in recent months in its campaign to forge an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria.

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Gunfire heard on outskirts of Nigerian city of Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Heavy gunfire was heard coming from the outskirts of Maiduguri in the northeast of Nigeria on Friday evening and a military source said Islamist insurgents were battling with security forces.

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Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16: Houthis

SANAA - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country's dominant Houthi militia said, and the European Union and United States appealed for a pause in the war to enable aid deliveries to stricken civilians. | Video

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Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says

VATICAN CITY - The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.

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