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Greek finance minister quits to smooth talks after thunderous 'No'

ATHENS/FRANKFURT - Greece's combative 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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Iranian nuclear deal set to make hardline Revolutionary Guards richer

VIENNA - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have done very well out of international sanctions -- and if a nuclear deal is done in Vienna this week under which those sanctions are lifted, they are likely to do better still.

Davos 1:02pm EDT

Inside the Saudi prison that's home to new wave of jihadis

RIYADH - The man visible on the block's control room monitor, pacing his small cell in uniform grey robe, is one of a rising number of security prisoners in Saudi Arabia, where the wars in Syria and Iraq have led to a surge in domestic jihadist activity.

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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.

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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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800 million still hungry and poor despite progress of millennium goals: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 800 million people still live in dire poverty and suffer from hunger despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) being the most successful anti-poverty push in history, the U.N. said on Monday.

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