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China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case

HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) - China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case filed by the Philippines at a U.N. tribunal, it has made its presence felt.

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Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece votes 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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UK's Osborne to hit BBC to fund welfare cuts: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne plans to launch a 650 million pound raid on the BBC to help cover the country's benefits bill, forcing the corporation to meet the cost of free television licences for the over-75s, the Sunday Times said.

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Weight-loss surgery edges out lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes

(Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared to diabetics who try lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests.

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Williams penalty gives England third place in Women's World Cup

EDMONTON (Reuters) - Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

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