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  • Global soccer officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

    Global soccer officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
    Global soccer officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two world cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil. In addition to the Swiss criminal probe, at least six soccer officials and a number of sports media and promotions executives would face extradition to the United States to face corruption charges involving more than …

  • Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis

    Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis

    Associated Press - 8 minutes ago
    Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis

    UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day. …

  • Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

    Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

    PARIS (AP) — France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism. …

  • Howe, Mourinho named managers of year in England

    Howe, Mourinho named managers of year in England

    AFP News - 13 minutes ago
    Howe, Mourinho named managers of year in England

    Eddie Howe of Bournemouth and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho have been honoured at English football's League Managers Association (LMA) end-of-season awards ceremony. Howe who led Bournemouth to promotion from the Championship, was named Manager of the Year, while Mourinho was named Premier League Manager of the Year for steering Chelsea to a league and League Cup double. …

  • De Villiers gets paternity leave, to miss Bangladesh tests

    De Villiers gets paternity leave, to miss Bangladesh tests

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
    De Villiers gets paternity leave, to miss Bangladesh tests

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - AB de Villiers has been granted paternity leave and will miss the two-test series in Bangladesh, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday. The Proteas named four uncapped players in their test squad for the matches in July and August. Opener Reeza Hendricks, wicketkeeper Dane Vilas, spinner Aaron Phangiso and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada have all previously represented the country in the limited overs formats. One-day captain De Villiers, however, will play the limited …