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Fearing euro exit, thousands of Greeks rally for 'Yes' vote

ATHENS - Thousands of Greeks worried about the prospect of crashing out of Europe's currency union rallied in Athens on Tuesday behind a "Yes" vote in a referendum on whether to accept tough terms demanded by creditors to keep the country afloat.

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Three killed in car bomb in suburb west of Cairo - sources

CAIRO - At least three people were killed on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near a police station in Cairo's western suburb of 6th of October City, security sources said, a day after an attack killed Egypt's top public prosecutor.

Egypt 6:35pm BST

Legislation enacting Irish gay marriage vote delayed

DUBLIN - Legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Ireland will be delayed until later this year following a legal challenge against last month's gay marriage referendum, a government minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

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Islamic State scores up gains and losses in Syrian fighting

AMMAN - Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighbourhood from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, but suffered setbacks in the northeastern city of Hasaka, a monitor and the army said.

Syria, Middle East 7:17pm BST

Germanwings offers emotional damage payments to crash victims' families

BERLIN - Germanwings is offering 25,000 euros ($27,958) compensation payments to close relatives of those killed in the March 24 plane crash for their pain and suffering, it said on Tuesday.

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Erdogan and Turkey move toward once-unthinkable grand coalition

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has built a career on attacking the elite, secularist tradition reviled by many of his pious supporters. In the heat of political battle, he has even accused secular opponents of allying with terrorists.

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