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  • Blatter must go, says Platini ahead of FIFA election

    Blatter must go, says Platini ahead of FIFA election

    AFP News - 18 minutes ago
    Blatter must go, says Platini ahead of FIFA election

    UEFA president Michel Platini has thrown his weight behind Jordan's Prince Ali bin al Hussein in his bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as the head of football's world governing body FIFA. In an interview on Monday with L'Equipe newspaper, the French midfield legend turned football administrator said that Blatter had lied to him four years ago when saying that his current fourth mandate would be his last. "He asked us face to face to support him for what would be his last mandate," said Platini, a …

  • Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's promotion showdown

    Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's promotion showdown

    AFP News - 21 minutes ago
    Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's promotion showdown

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka finds it almost impossible to believe he will be taking part in the world's most lucrative match when his side face Norwich for a place in the Premier League on Monday. When Karanka replaced Tony Mowbray at the Riverside Stadium in November 2013, Middlesbrough were languishing in the lower reaches of the second tier and facing a relegation battle. The 41-year-old Spaniard, who worked as Jose Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, was concerned about the size …

  • Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

    Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

    Associated Press - 39 minutes ago
    Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

    SEATTLE (AP) — One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska. …

  • Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

    Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

    Associated Press - 42 minutes ago
    Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

    WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday that abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained over 100 suspected graves as well as pens likely used as cages for migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people. …

  • Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, says Hakkinen

    Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, says Hakkinen

    Reuters - 53 minutes ago
    Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, says Hakkinen

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen. "You have to learn and analyse everything that has happened, and get stronger and better." Hakkinen, champion with McLaren in 1998 and 1999, knows all about that from bitter experience. At the 1999 Italian Grand Prix, he sobbed in bushes by the side of the track after making a basic error and …