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Arrests in Fifa corruption probe

Arrests in Fifa corruption probe

Swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings into Fifa's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven football officials were arrested pending extradition to the US in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.

Kabul guesthouse siege ended

Kabul guesthouse siege ended

An all-night siege in an upmarket neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital has ended with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers, an Afghan official said.

Marriage vote 'defeat for humanity'

Marriage vote 'defeat for...

The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalise gay marriage a "defeat for humanity", evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional church teaching on marriage.

Gunmen try to kill Libyan premier

Gunmen try to kill Libyan premier

Gunmen have tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognised prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk, a spokesman for his government said.

Electric fault hits Belgian flights

Electric fault hits Belgian flights

An electrical failure has paralysed much of the air traffic in and over Belgium and is set to cause delays, detours and cancellations of flights for several hours.
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IS suicide attacks kill 17 troops

IS suicide attacks kill 17 troops

Islamic State (IS) extremists have unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops.
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Hamas 'tortured and killed'

Hamas 'tortured and killed'

A leading international watchdog has accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.
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Danish leader calls June election

Danish leader calls June election

Danish Social Democratic Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has announced that parliamentary elections will be held on June 18.
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20,000 evacuated as WWII bomb found

20,000 evacuated as WWII bomb found

Some 20,000 residents in the western German city of Cologne have been forced to evacuate their homes after authorities discovered a 200kg (31.4 stone) bomb from the Second World War.
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Death toll rises after US storm

Death toll rises after US storm

Floodwaters have deepened across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another 12in of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists in the fourth-largest US city.
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