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VIDEO: Seven Fifa officials arrested in Zurich

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:13
Swiss police have arrested seven leading officials from football's world governing body, Fifa, in a dawn raid, on suspicion of accepting and paying millions of dollars in bribes.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:12
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

Police 'failed' in indecency inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:06
Two police officers have been disciplined for failures in an indecency case in which a man exposed himself to three children in Belfast.

More Severe Storms Possible For Flood-Hit Texas

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:00

At least 17 people have died as a result of severe storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Lucic-Baroni stuns third seed Halep

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:44
Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep is knocked out of the French Open by world number 70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion At 12 Weeks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:34

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

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Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:29
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.

McIlroy to donate Irish Open money

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:19
Rory McIlroy says he will donate his prize money from this week's Irish Open to his charitable foundation.

Penn State Bounces Fraternity For 3 Years Over Nude Photo Scandal

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:57

Penn State has shut down the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity chapter for three years, after an inquiry over a Facebook group page that collected pictures of nude women uncovered other transgressions.

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How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:32

It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.

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Excess caffeine health warning - EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:28
Drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day may be damaging to health, according to the European Food Safety Authority.

Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:24
Nigeria's army sack at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.

IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:21
Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.

Man struck by ride at fairground

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:18
A man is taken to hospital after being struck by a fairground ride on Barmouth promenade.

Criminals steal US tax returns

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:14
A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.

How a peaceful protest changed a violent country

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:01
Using Facebook to change Guatemala without bloodshed

Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:56

To increase the number of organ donors in the U.S., psychologists have advocated for changes to how we ask people to donate. In California, officials tried something new — but it may have backfired.

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FA Cup final tickets 'fall from sky'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:46
An Arsenal fan from Sussex bags a pair of FA Cup final tickets sent into the stratosphere ahead of Saturday's match.

Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:38
Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

IS suicide bombings kill Iraq troops

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:29
At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

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