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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 30, 2015.

 (Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

Greece seeks 3rd Euro bailout

At the 11th hour, Greece has requested a new €29.1 billion bailout deal from the eurozone, just hours before it was due to repay a €1.6 billion loan to the International Monetary Fund, in a bid to avoid defaulting on its debts.

[Read more from the BBC]

Over 100 feared dead in Indonesia plane crash

More than 100 people are feared dead after a military plane crashed in a residential area of Medan, northern Indonesia. shortly after takeoff. The C-130B Hercules aircraft was said to be carrying 113 people at the time.

[Read more from Reuters]

12 prison workers put on leave after NY escape

Twelve correctional officers and prison executives — including the superintendent — have been placed on leave from the upstate New York prison where two convicted murderers escaped, authorities said Tuesday.

[Read more from NBC News]

 (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

(John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

E.L. James' online Q&A backfires

E.L. James, author of the wildly successful "50 Shades" series, held an online Q&A session that she may have ended up regretting, with social media responders questioning her on everything from her use of language to the books' more controversial themes.

[Read more from Buzzfeed]

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