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Greece 'seeks last-minute debt deal' 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:12:30 GMT 
    The Greek government is reportedly planning to request a new two-year 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 13:49:10 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.


Ebola back in Liberia with new case 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:01:23 GMT 
    The body of a dead Liberian man tests positive for Ebola - the country's first reported case since it was declared free of the disease.


Six killed in Kabul suicide attack 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:19:02 GMT 
    A suicide bomber driving a car targets a Nato troop convoy in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing six civilians and injuring 19.


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.


Two dead in Japan bullet train fire 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:20:12 GMT 
    A man dies after setting himself on fire on a Japanese bullet train, leaving one other passenger dead and others injured.


Italy begins migrant body retrieval 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:03:52 GMT 
    The Italian Navy begins an operation to recover the bodies of about 800 migrants who drowned while crossing the Mediterranean.


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.


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.


French hardliner Pasqua dies at 88 
  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:05:44 GMT 
    One of France's best-known hardline conservatives, ex-interior minister Charles Pasqua, dies of a heart attack in hospital aged 88.


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: 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: 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.

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Winter Garden
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Fast-paced, this book is hard to put down. ~LDL Staff

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