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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:03:55 +0200

Greek PM defiant amid cash squeeze
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras makes a defiant speech urging a "No" vote in Sunday's referendum as bank cash limits begin to bite for Greeks.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:40:37 GMT

Egypt's Sinai hit by deadly attacks
A wave of attacks by Islamic State militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 50 people dead, security and medical sources say.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:28:51 GMT

Saudi prince to give away $32bn
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:40:37 GMT

US and Cuba announce embassies
The US and Cuba agree to the reopening of embassies in each other's capitals, the Cuban government says.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:02:18 GMT

Syria rebels shoot dead IS militants
Syrian rebels release a video showing them shooting dead 18 alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, mimicking footage of killings by the jihadist group.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:55:54 GMT


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:50:50 +0200

Family of 12 'may have gone to Syria'
A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:01:27 GMT

'British Schindler' Winton dies
Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, dies aged 106
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:15:16 GMT

UK's hottest July day on record
The hottest July day on record is reached in the UK, with 36.7C beating the previous highest temperature in 2006.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:34:35 GMT

First UK Tunisia dead returned home
The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK on an RAF flight.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:24:18 GMT

Airport decision by end of 2015 - PM
David Cameron promises a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year and denies being "bullied" by anti-Heathrow expansion colleague Boris Johnson.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:25:30 GMT



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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:00:20 +0200

VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say locals
Runways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:42:18 GMT

VIDEO: July's hottest day on record
The UK has seen the hottest July day on record, with temperatures hitting 36.7C (98F).
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:11:16 GMT

VIDEO: What is causing UK's sweltering heatwave?
As the UK records its hottest July day since record began, BBC Weather's Ben Rich looks at what has caused the heatwave.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:40:53 GMT

VIDEO: Three seconds to explain Greek crisis?
The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis as simply as possible.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:13:12 GMT

VIDEO: Luton family 'may be in Syria'
A family of 12 from Luton are feared to have travelled to Syria after going missing following a holiday in their home country of Bangladesh.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:51:26 GMT


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:10:57 +0200

Amnesiac woman in US makes ID plea
A woman, who was found in the US state of California suffering from amnesia and is believed to be Australian, asks for help to find her identity.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:45:08 GMT

Mass wedding for N Korea defectors
A mass wedding is held in South Korea's capital, Seoul, for people who have defected from North Korea.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:44:47 GMT

Legal battle over crisps in Denmark
A snack company takes its rival to court to try to stop it from making square crisps.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:29:59 GMT

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:48:01 EDT

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar
Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, or glucose, level and can automatically release insulin as needed.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:09:03 EDT

Poison ivy affects some people more than others
Three-quarters of the population will get an itchy red rash if exposed to the urushiol oil inside poison ivy's leaves, stem and roots. One-quarter of people will not have any reaction to exposure.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:08:59 EDT

What makes fireflies glow?
As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:08:57 EDT

Initial weight loss could predict long-term success
New research using data from the reputable Look AHEAD study suggests doctors may want to look at results from a patient’s first two months of intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) to help predict his or her long-term success. These secondary analyses examined the association between initial weight loss (first two months of treatment) and long-term weight loss (eight years after initial treatment).
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:08:55 EDT

New epigenetic mechanism revealed in brain cells
For decades, researchers in the genetics field have theorized that the protein spools around which DNA is wound, histones, remain constant in the brain, never changing after development in the womb. Researchers have now discovered that histones are steadily replaced in brain cells throughout life.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:06:53 EDT

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:58:49 +0200

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:55:00 -0400

Obama Not First US President to Try to Normalize Ties with Cuba
After the U.S. military’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban missile crisis the following year, President John F. Kennedy chose a different tack on U.S.-Cuban relations by engaging in back channel negotiations with Prime Minister Fidel Castro. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky has more.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:25:00 -0400

Nigeria’s Buhari Gets Mixed Review After First Month in Office
In the first month since his inauguration, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has tweaked military strategy and shaken up the state oil company, but has yet to appoint a Cabinet.   During his campaign, Buhari vowed to bring change to Nigeria, but did not give a timetable for when that would happen.   So far, Buhari’s tenure has been marked as much by what he has not done as by what he has. He has not appointed any ministers, nor even circulated a list of names. His biggest...
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:45:57 -0400

Puerto Rico Power Company Forced to Sell Bonds Amid Crisis
Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds once again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday with a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory. The Electric Power Authority said in a statement that it paid $153 million in cash and the remainder from its debt service reserve accounts. In turn, creditors agreed to buy $128 million worth of new bonds to provide liquidity, and those bonds have to be paid in full by...
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:19:38 -0400

White House Lifts 40-Year-Old Camera Ban
The White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the executive mansion on Wednesday and invited visitors to share their shots on Twitter using #WhiteHouseTour. First lady Michelle Obama announced the change in a video on Instagram. "If you've been on a White House tour, you may have seen this sign," she said, holding up a sign reading "No Photos or Social Media allowed." "Well, not any more," Obama said as she tore up the...
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:10:48 -0400

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (1968)

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is an international agreement to limit the spread of nuclear weapons. It was originally signed by the US, Britain, the USSR, and 59 other countries in 1968. The major signatories agreed not to help nonnuclear states obtain or produce nuclear weapons, while the nonnuclear signatories agreed not to try to obtain them. The treaty was extended indefinitely in 1995, and nearly 190 countries are now party to it. Which nations have never signed it? Discuss

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:58:50 +0200

FEATURE: The UN body with its finger on the pulse of sustainable development
It was 2009, at the height of the financial crisis, and world leaders were struggling to understand how they had been so taken by surprise by an economic shock that had struck their populations with the ferocity and suddenness of a natural disaster.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:26:21 EST

UN rights chief urges concerted action to tackle Boko Haram's 'extensive and far-reaching' abuses
Describing a pattern of vicious and indiscriminate attacks by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria that stretched back years, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the international community to help the subregion begin to repair the damage, and specifically appealed to Nigerian authorities to ease abortion restrictions for women and girls who had been sexually enslaved, raped and forced into so-called "marriages” by Boko Haram fighters.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST

Fleeing conflicts, record numbers of migrants and refugees crossed Mediterranean so far in 2015 – UN
War, conflict or persecution forced most of the 137,000 desperate people who made the perilous journey to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015, making this primarily a refugee crisis, a new report from the United Nations refugee agency said today.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST

New UN report projects steady decline in food prices over next decade
Real prices for global agricultural products will continue their gradual decline over the coming decade due to a combination of strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST

Amid funding shortfalls, UN agency to make food aid cuts to Syrian refugees
A severe lack of funding is forcing the United Nations to implement deeper cuts in food assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees across Lebanon and Jordan, the Organization has confirmed.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST World | National Breaking News
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:52:20 GMT

Labor puts gay marriage bill in Lib court
FEDERAL Labor says a multi-party same-sex marriage bill should spur Prime Minister Tony Abbott into allowing a free vote on the issue.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:46:11 GMT

60 jobs cut by NBN contractor in Tasmania
THE federal government should strengthen its oversight of the NBN rollout, Labor says, after the sacking of 60 workers by a contractor.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:28:07 GMT


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau (1725)

Rochambeau was a French army officer who was put in command of a French army of 6,000 and sent to join the Continental Army in the American Revolution. He joined forces with George Washington in 1781 and marched to Yorktown, where they forced a British surrender that led to the end of the war. In 1783, he returned to France, where he commanded the Army of the North in the French Revolution and was made a marshal of France. What happened to Rochambeau during the Reign of Terror? Discuss

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:32:52 +0200

FOX Developing Event Series Based on Fatal Attraction

The original starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close was the highest-grossing film worldwide of 1987

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:32:52 +0000

Warner Bros. Reveals Plans for Hall H Panel, Featuring Batman v Superman Cast

Plus the cast of Pan and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:30:35 +0000

The Perfect Guy Poster: Sanaa Lathan Trusts One, Fears the Other

The Perfect Guy opens in theaters on September 11

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:48:54 +0000

Bryan Singer Introduces a First Look at the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut

The film will have its world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:12:34 +0000

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Extended Gameplay Live Stream

The PlayStation 4 exclusive debuts in 2016

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:59:46 +0000

Laurence Fishburne to Portray Alex Haley in A+E’s Roots Miniseries

Haley was portrayed by James Earl Jones in 1979's "Roots: The Next Generations"

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:53:29 +0000

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Toys Revealed, for Sale at San Diego Comic-Con

Including a Hot Wheels version of the new Batmobile

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:37:16 +0000

Groovy First Look at Bruce Campbell in Ash vs Evil Dead

The follow-up to classic horror film franchise and is set to premiere on Starz in the fall of 2015

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:27:14 +0000

Free Game Lineup for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Members in July 2015

Featuring Gears of War 3, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and more!

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:07:34 +0000

Get Transported by the Rick and Morty Season 2 Trailer

The 10-episode second season debuts on Adult Swim July 26

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:02:25 +0000

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:01:27 +0200

Lionel Richie heads to number one
Soul star Lionel Richie heads to number one in the album chart as he enjoys a post-Glastonbury sales boost.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:10:49 GMT

Caitlyn Jenner on women's power list
Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner makes this year's Woman's Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, Sia, Anna Wintour and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:52:04 GMT

US ballet dancer makes history
The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:52:35 GMT

Affleck and Garner set for divorce
Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner say they have made "the difficult decision to divorce" after 10 years of marriage.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:43:44 GMT

Creative industries 'booming' in UK
UK creative industries are growing at more than twice the rate of the wider UK economy, says a new report from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:44 GMT

'No injury' to Blue Peter's John Noakes
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes suffered no injuries after going missing from his Majorcan home but will continue to be monitored by doctors.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:15:50 GMT

Singer Shah scoops culture award
Singer-songwriter Nadine Shah is named best performer at an award ceremony honouring the best music, theatre and art in north-east England.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:06:32 GMT

Ex-NoW deputy cleared over hacking
The former deputy editor of the News of the World, Neil Wallis, is cleared of conspiracy to hack voicemails, four years after he was first arrested.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:45:11 GMT

Unseen Brief Encounter photos on show
Unseen for 70 years, photographs from classic film Brief Encounter are about to go on public display.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:11:53 GMT

Indie band forced to shut record shop
Sunderland band Frankie and the Heartstrings seek a new home for their record shop Pop Recs Ltd after the current premises was sold for student flats.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:14:49 GMT


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0200


Medina is a city in Saudi Arabia, 110 mi (177 km) inland from the Red Sea in a well-watered oasis where fruit, dates, vegetables, and grain are raised. Muhammad gained control of the city in 622 and used it as a base for converting and conquering Arabia. It grew rapidly until 661, when the Umayyad dynasty transferred the capital of the caliphate to Damascus. Pilgrimages to Mecca usually include a side trip to Medina, where the Prophet's Mosque houses the tombs of what important Islamic figures? Discuss

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico, located east of the Puerto Rican mainland. Most of Vieques was within US military installations from the 1940s. The facilities included a live-ammunition training area for the US navy, a use that was the subject of protests by many Puerto Ricans. In 2001 the federal government announced that it would halt all military exercises on the island by May, 2003. The former installations are now being converted to what?

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne is an island located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. While named a 'key', it is not geologically part of the Florida Keys, but a barrier island composed of sand eroded from the Appalachian Mountains and carried there. When Hurricane Andrew stripped part of the island in 1992, archeologists found extensive evidence of a large Tequesta community that had lived there up to 2,000 years ago. What is the island's history with regard to slavery?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:58:55 +0200

Iran wants sanction relief details as nuclear deadline nears
Iranian negotiators want sanctions to be lifted at the same time as the country dismantles nuclear hardware.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:55:00 +0200

Tsipras under pressure to cede as Greece misses IMF payment
European leaders wait for signs that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is ready to compromise as Greece fails to make its IMF payment.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:16:00 +0200

Greek referendum: A yes vote would be messy, a no even messier
Referendums settle matters definitively, right? Not in Greece. Both outcomes next Sunday would raise as many questions as they answer.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Global markets plunge as Greece shuts banks
Markets across the world tumble as Greece orders its banks to shut for a week and imposes capital controls after its citizens emptied ATMs.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:15:00 +0200

Greek debt crisis: Key points of Athens bank controls
Greece's Alex Tsipras publishes a decree in the official government gazette setting out the capital controls to be imposed on the country.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Psychobabble and the Middle East
The anti-Obama sentiment of former ambassador Michael Oren lays bare Israel's feeling of betrayal by the US.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Colombia's civilian kills exposed
The man who blew the whistle on 'false positives' says he's now being targeted by a vengeful military.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Assange: Time for legal action against US snooping
Julian Assange says that the time has come for legal action after leaked documents reveal Washington spied on three French presidents.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:58:00 +0200

Boston Bomber: I am sorry for the lives I have taken
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has publicly expressed remorse for the first time since he executed the 2013 Boston marathon bombings.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:31:00 +0200

Freddie Gray suffered 'high-energy injury' - autopsy
A black man who died while in police custody in Baltimore suffered an injury like those in shallow-water diving accidents, the autopsy reveals.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:41:00 +0200


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Christie joins Republican contenders for White House

LIVINGSTON N.J - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his bid for president on Tuesday and said "he is now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America." He told supporters ...
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Apple to pay $450 mn on losing appeal in e-books price fixing case

NEW YORK American tech giant Apple Inc conspired with five other publishers to eliminate retail competition in e-books through price fixing, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday ...
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Free checked baggage policy stopped by JetBlue

NEW YORK American budget carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. on Tuesday did away with its free baggage policy to roll out a new fare structure that set $20 as the minimum fee on the first checked bag for ...
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Erroneous trading orders costs Goldman Sachs $7 mn penalty

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Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Extended
Negotiations on Iran's nuclear program have been extended until July 7, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The announcement came during continuing discussions in Vienna, Austria. The negotiations were to end June 30. Also Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the United States would “walk away” from a possible nuclear deal with Iran if he is not certain it would block Iran’s path to building a nuclear weapon. US, Brazil to work together on climate change President...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:04:19 +0000

Is There a ‘Skills Gap’ in US Job Market?
The United States’ job market has millions of unfilled jobs. Many of those jobs require technical skills. However, employers say many of those jobs are vacant because they cannot find people with the right skills to do the work. Labor experts call this paradox the "skills gap." A number of efforts have been launched to better understand and solve it. Rethinking training Nicholas Wyman wrote a book called, “Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:03:28 +0000

Greece Offers a Proposal as Time Limit Runs Out
Greece has made a proposal shortly before it was about to default on a loan payment and European leaders agreed to consider it in an emergency conference call on Tuesday. The country’s leaders had said it is not able to make a payment of $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund. But the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his government is proposing a two-year deal to avoid default. It says Greece is offering to "fully cover" the country's financial...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:01:12 +0000

Sweet Potatoes as Medicine
  From VOA Learning English, this is the Health and Lifestyle Report. We Americans have an expression: “If you give a person a fish, they will eat for a day. If you teach a person to fish, they can eat for a lifetime.” One way to explain this is that helping people grow their own food is a better way to fight hunger. That is the purpose of an agricultural research organization called HarvestPlus. HarvestPlus is teaching people around the world how to grow what it calls...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:00:28 +0000

China to Prepare Private Ships for Military Use
China is forcing private shipbuilders to build civilian vessels that can be used by the military during times of conflict. Experts say the new “dual-purpose” ships will strengthen China’s efforts to claim territory in disputed areas of the East and South China Seas. Last week, Chinese state media reported that the government has put new shipbuilding rules in place. Private shipbuilders must now build ships that can be used to support the navy in wartime. The government is...
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