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    Greek parliament approves austerity cutbacks

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    Greece's parliament has approved tough austerity cuts in line with measures set out by international lenders for a new bailout, despite strong dissent.

    Prime Minister Lucas Papademos received a majority of 199-74 in favour of drastic cutbacks, but a total of 37 MPs from the majority Socialists and conservative New Democracy party either voted against the measures, abstained or voted present - in opposition.

    On the streets in Athens, Greeks reacted with anger over the additional spending cuts in what is the most violent protests since 2008.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens.