IMF: slashes global growth forecast by 2%, tells Athens to “respect the rules”
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IMF: slashes global growth forecast by 2%, tells Athens to “respect the rules”

The IMF has cut its forecast for global growth from 3.5 percent to 3.3, blaming…

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London brought to near standstill over Tube-driver strike
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London brought to near standstill over Tube-driver strike

London was brought to a near standstill on Thursday (July 9) as Tube drivers from…

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Former Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal dies
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Former Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal dies

Former Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal has died, two months after he retired following…

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USA: Footage shows brutal police treatment of young black male
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USA: Footage shows brutal police treatment of young black male

Video released on Wednesday shows police officers repeatedly striking 22-year-old African-American man Tyree Carroll during…

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From Red Army to Afghan jihad museum: a soldier’s tale
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From Red Army to Afghan jihad museum: a soldier’s tale

Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Former Soviet soldier Bakhretdin Khakimov came…

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Greece submits last-ditch reform proposals to international creditors
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Greece submits last-ditch reform proposals to international creditors

In a race against the clock to avert bankruptcy, Greece has put forward fresh reform…

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USA: See cute koala joey frolic around at San Diego Zoo
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USA: See cute koala joey frolic around at San Diego Zoo

A nine-month-old koala joey was frolicking for the camera at San Diego Zoo on Friday.…

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Heaven can wait for Japan’s geriatric pop queens
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Heaven can wait for Japan’s geriatric pop queens

Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe They joke about knocking on heaven’s…

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Argentina: Kirchner leads 199th anniversary of independence celebrations
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Argentina: Kirchner leads 199th anniversary of independence celebrations

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner lauded the Congress of Tucuman, which “gave independence to…

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Peru: Fight breaks out at CGTP demo calling for improved labour rights in Lima
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Peru: Fight breaks out at CGTP demo calling for improved labour rights in Lima

Thousands of workers took to the streets of Lima to call for improved labour rights…

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