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Greece seeks last-minute debt deal 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:42:14 GMT 
    The Greek government requests a new €29.1bn bailout deal from the eurozone - just hours ahead of a deadline to repay a €1.6bn loan to the IMF.


Scores dead in Indonesia plane crash 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:42:03 GMT 
    More than 100 are feared killed as a military transport plane crashes in a residential area of the Indonesian city of Medan, officials say.


Data roaming charges to end in EU 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:43:58 GMT 
    After its watered down plans were attacked in March, the EU reaches a deal to end mobile data roaming charges and define net neutrality rules.


Liberia quarantine after Ebola case 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:50:58 GMT 
    Liberia's authorities quarantine the area where a 17-year-old boy died of Ebola - the first reported case in the country in seven weeks.


Washington Post encrypts the news 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:11:01 GMT 
    The Washington Post begins encrypting parts of its website to make it harder for governments and hackers to monitor the articles people are reading.


South Sudan army 'burnt girls alive' 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:45 GMT 
    South Sudan's army and allied militias "abducted, torched and gang-raped girls" during fighting against rebel forces in Unity state, a UN report says.


Strikers set fire to Calais track 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:58:12 GMT 
    Cross-Channel passengers are stranded after striking Calais ferry workers closed the port and blocked Eurotunnel services.


Iran nuclear talks reach deadline 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:58:39 GMT 
    Iran's foreign minister returns to Vienna for talks with world powers on the day of a deadline for an agreement on its nuclear programme.


IS 'linked to French beheading' 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:26:08 GMT 
    There are links between Islamic State and the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas plant in France last week, prosecutors say.


Inmates riot at Melbourne prison 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:16:40 GMT 
    Armed police try to contain a huge riot at the Ravenhall maximum security prison in Melbourne, which reports say was sparked by a smoking ban.


SMS pioneer Matti Makkonen dies 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:03:14 GMT 
    Matti Makkonen, who pioneered SMS technology and launched the worldwide sensation of texting, has died.


VIDEO: Gunman 'prayed' moments before death 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:00:18 GMT 
    The BBC's Ben Brown reports from Sousse in Tunisia on what is known about the last moments of Seifeddine Rezgui, who killed 38 people at a beach resort on Friday.


VIDEO: Indonesia pilot 'asked to return' 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:57:41 GMT 
    Scores of people have been killed after an Indonesian military plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood of Medan city.


VIDEO: Aerial video shows Australia prison riot 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:20:03 GMT 
    Heavily armed police have been sent to a prison on the outskirts of Melbourne following a major riot which officials say may be linked to a smoking ban which begins on Wednesday.


VIDEO: Tyres set alight on Eurotunnel track 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:12:09 GMT 
    Thousands of cross-Channel passengers are stranded after striking Calais ferry workers closed the French port and blocked Eurotunnel rail services.
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