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Greece's ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras called Sunday for voters in upcoming snap elections to give his radical left Syriza party a "strong mandate" to lead the crisis-hit nation. Tsipras, who rode to power in January on a wave of popular anger over austerity, is seeking re-election in September 20 polls to implement more painful reforms demanded under a new 86-billion-euro ($96-billion) international rescue package. "We are seeking a strong mandate, an absolute majority for the Syriza government" for the next four years, he said in an interview with Realnews.
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.