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Mentally Ill in Nigeria Opt for Traditional Healers It's estimated more than 20 million Nigerians suffer from mental illness, but many opt for traditional healers instead of getting professional help. The World Health Organization (WHO) says only three percent of the countrys health budget goes to mental h
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Greece's Economic Crisis Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday, throwing the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt and deepening a standoff with lenders.
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Iraqi Jet Kills 7 in Baghdad Accidental Bombing An Iraqi jet dropped a bomb on an eastern Baghdad neighborhood Monday, killing at least seven people in what the military described as an accident. A spokesman said the Russian-made Sukhoi jet had a technical failure that caused it to drop the bomb as it
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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup The U.S. soccer team won the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday, defeating Japan by a score of 5-2, making the win a record third World Cup title for the national team.
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Europe Ponders Next Move After Greece Rejects Bailout Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he is ready to return to the negotiating table after 61 percent of voters in a snap referendum voted against Greece accepting further austerity measures in exchange for financial bailout funds. He said the mandate
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Asia Stocks Drop After Greece Votes No Just hours after Greeks voted decisively to reject an international bailout Asian stock market players predictably reacted negatively. The regions benchmark composite index saw its biggest single-day drop in five months. Meanwhile on the Chinese mainland,
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US-Led Coalition Carries Out Nearly 40 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq The U.S.-led coalition carried out 38 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq over a 24-hour period Saturday into Sunday with nearly half of the sorties conducted around the self-proclaimed IS capital of Raqqa. Fighting in northern Syri
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Foreign Ministers Try to Close Iran Nuclear Deal Foreign ministers from Iran and a group of six world powers were in a familiar position Monday in Vienna, where they gathered for a final push to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear program a day before their latest deadline. The diplomats have expressed
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Greek Finance Minister Resigns Following 'No' Vote Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, a day after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected a demand by the country's lenders to impose more austerity measures on the country in exchange for new bailout loans for the government in Athens. Hi
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US Women Beat Japan to Win World Cup Captain Carli Lloyd had a sensational hat trick (3 goals), including a goal all the way from the halfway line, as the United States roared to a shocking 4-0 lead in the Women's World Cup and easily held on to beat defending champion Japan, 5-2, in Vancouv
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