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Greece will shut banks in fallout from debt crisis

Agencies, Athens Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday night that Greece’s banks would be closed as of Monday, as the fallout from ruptured debt negotiations with the nation’s creditors began inflicting pain on ordinary people...

Hawk-eyed police seize drone flown over Wimbledon

Agencies, Wimbledon If you own a drone and want to take it for a quick test flight, heed our advice: don’t fly anywhere near large sporting venues. Police arrested a pilot for filming Premier League football matches in March, and now a drone...
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Three dead after plane crashes into house

Agencies, Plainville A small plane crashed into a house Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home. The Beechcraft BE36 aircraft crashed into the house at about 5:45 p.m....

In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground

Agencies, Surkh Dewal Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability....

Taiwan water park inferno: Reveller with 90% burns dies

Agencies, Taipei A woman who was injured after a fire tore through the crowds at an amusement park in Taiwan has died, officials say. Doctors decided – with family support – to turn off the life support ventilator of 20-year-old...

Organisers questioned over Taiwan water park inferno

Agencies, Taiwan Organisers of a party at an amusement park in Taiwan have been detained for questioning after a fire tore through crowds at a party. More than 500 people were injured in the incident, when a coloured powder apparently ignited...

No sweat: Dubai to get 400 solar bus shelters

Agencies, Dubai The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched plans for constructing 400 solar-powered bus shelters in the emirate. The project is the first creative solution for constructing shelters at places where there is no access...

White House lit in rainbow colors after historic ruling

Washington: The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples in Washington and across the nation are celebrating Friday’s ruling, which will...