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Royal Fans Gather For Princess Charlotte Christening

LONDON - Crowds gathered outside Queen Elizabeth II's country residence on Sunday for the christening of Britain's baby Princess Charlotte, who it was announced will have five godparents.

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Greece Referendum Gets Underway With Future In Euro In Doubt

ATHENS  - Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain.

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China Says Tourists Attacked In Turkey During Anti-China Protests

BEIJING - China warned its citizens travelling in Turkey to be careful of anti-Beijing protests, warning them that some Chinese tourists have recently been"attacked and disturbed".

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Iran Deploys New Home-Built Long-Range Radar As Nuclear Talks Enter Final Days

DUBAI - Iran says it has deployed a new domestically built long-range radar system, signalling a strengthening of its air defences as it holds what may be the final days of talks on a nuclear deal with world powers.

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Philippine Ferry May Have Been Overloaded, Death Toll Rises To 61

ORMOC CITY : The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded.

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Malaysia's Immigration Says To Step Up Curbs To Prevent Illegal Crossing Into Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Immigration Department has said it will be stepping up enforcement to prevent people from crossing illegally from Johor to Singapore.

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Pope Francis To Focus On Poor In South America Trip

QUITO: Pope Francis (pix) makes his first South American trip in two years Sunday, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay – but not his native Argentina.

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Colombia Peace Process Now At Lowest Ebb

BOGOTA: Colombia's peace negotiations with leftist FARC rebels have hit a critical low as the group steps up violent attacks and the government could walk away from the process unless the group shows more commitment, the government's top negotiator said.

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UN Agency Takes Positive First View Of Kuala Lumpur Conference On Refugees

NEW YORK: The United Nations agency for refugees has taken a positive first view of the Southeast Asian conference held in Kuala Lumpur on July 2 on the trafficking of Rohingya refugees and illegal migrants from Bangladesh stranded at sea in May this year.

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'Yes' And 'No' Voters: Profiles Of Those Voting For Greece's Future

ATHENS: Millions of Greeks are heading to the polls Sunday for a crucial referendum on Greece's bailout. Here are short profiles of people determined their 'Yes' or 'No' votes are the only way to save the country.

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