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Thursday, July 2, 2015
A wave of attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 soldiers Wednesday, with the toll expected to rise as troops fought a running battle with militants.
Around the world people use bank machines to access cash: but in the Kenyan capital's crowded slums, people now use similar machines to access an even more basic requirement -- clean water.
Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with US$72 billion in public debt.
Striking French ferry workers blocked the port of Calais for a third consecutive day Wednesday, causing havoc with cross-Channel sailings and huge tailbacks on roads in the region.
Some newer cars burn too much oil: Consumer Reports
Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines -- mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru -- require an extra quart as often as once a month.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think.
Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors shrugged off Greece's default, with Tokyo lifted by an upbeat survey on business confidence, but Shanghai's volatile run continued, plunging more than five percent.
The South African government announced Wednesday it had sold its stake in telecommunications giant Vodacom to raise cash for state-owned energy provider Eskom, which is struggling to keep the lights on.
The euro held steady in Asia on Wednesday as traders shrugged off the widely expected default by Greece, with focus now turning to the weekend's referendum, which could determine the country's eurozone future.
Oil prices eased in Asian trading on Wednesday after Greece missed a 1.5-billion-euro (US$1.7-billion) payment to the International Monetary Fund.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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