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  • Soccer-Suriname promise to vote for Van Praag in FIFA election

    Soccer-Suriname promise to vote for Van Praag in FIFA election

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
    Soccer-Suriname promise to vote for Van Praag in FIFA election

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Suriname have pledged to support Michael van Praag in next month's FIFA presidential election, becoming the first national association to publicly promise their vote to the Dutchman. "I am delighted that John Krishnadath, the president of the Suriname Football Association has expressed his support for me," said Van Praag, the Dutch FA (KNVB) president, on his website (www.michaelvanpraag.com). "He had already informed me privately, but I appreciate his …

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

    Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

    Associated Press - 23 minutes ago
    Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. …

  • Violent protests in Baltimore for man injured in custody

    Violent protests in Baltimore for man injured in custody

    Associated Press - 24 minutes ago
    Violent protests in Baltimore for man injured in custody

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile. …

  • Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
    Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang in a fierce battle over the closing miles to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with world record holder Dennis Kimetto third. Kipchoge, a former world champion at 5,000 metres, and Kipsang broke clear in the closing stages after a blistering race but it was the former who finished with a decisive burst of speed to win in 2:04.42. Kipsang clocked 2:04.47 and fellow Kenyan Kimetto 2:05.50 …

  • Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'

    Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'

    Associated Press - 46 minutes ago
    Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Saturday's massive Nepal earthquake swept down the Himalayas. The snow and ice ripped through key Mt. Everest climbing routes and tore into base camp, the nylon mountaineering city that blossoms every year at the base of the world's highest peak. On Sunday, the first group of survivors was flown in to Kathmandu; most of the 15 people are injured Sherpa guides. Two spoke to The Associated Press: …