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U.S. military orders review as anthrax mishap widens

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a …

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  • 4,200 migrants rescued in Med Friday, 17 dead: coastguard AFP - 3 minutes 56 seconds ago

    The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats. Distress calls were made from 22 different boats, many off Libya but also off the southern Italian coast. The 17 bodies were found on three inflatable dinghies, from which more than 300 other migrants were rescued alive, the Italian navy said on Twitter. More »

  • U.S. official 'fairly confident' of more FIFA indictments - NYT
    U.S. official 'fairly confident' of more FIFA indictments - NYT Reuters - 11 minutes ago

    A senior U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official said on Friday he is "fairly confident" there will be another round of indictments in the criminal investigation into alleged corruption within football's governing body, FIFA, the New York Times reported. Several senior FIFA figures have been indicted in bribery and kickback schemes, although no charges were brought against FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who was re-elected on Friday. "I'm fairly confident that we will have another round of indictments," Richard Weber, the chief of the IRS unit in charge of criminal investigations, was quoted as saying by the Times. More »

  • Interpol raids office of Argentine executives named in FIFA scandal - media Reuters - 15 minutes ago

    Interpol agents raided on Friday the offices of three Argentine businessmen accused by the United States of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes in a corruption scandal that has shaken world football, local media reported. Alejandro Burzaco, Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano Jinkis, all Argentine citizens, are among nine football officials and five sports media and promotion executives hit with U.S. graft charges involving more than $150 million in bribes. More »

  • Brazil's Santos sues Neymar, Barcelona over transfer deal
    Brazil's Santos sues Neymar, Barcelona over transfer deal Reuters - 26 minutes ago

    Brazilian soccer club Santos said on Friday it filed a suit with FIFA seeking compensation for a breach of contract in the transfer of forward Neymar to FC Barcelona, adding to the controversy that led to the resignation of the president of the Spanish champions. Modesto Roma, the president of Santos, said the team filed the suit against Barcelona, Neymar, his father and marketing firm Neymar Sports e Marketing. "Santos believes that Barcelona, Neymar and his company violated the transfer contract and therefore, it claims compensation of damages," Roma said in a statement. More »

  • Football: Rangers face tough task to overturn play-off deficit, says McCall AFP - 31 minutes ago

    Rangers manager Stuart McCall concedes Motherwell are firm favourites to secure their place in the Scottish Premiership after a play-off nightmare left the Glasgow giants in danger of another season in the second tier. "I think the dynamic of the game will be different on Sunday and if we are honest Motherwell can only throw it away now," McCall said. More »

  • Football: History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup AFP - 31 minutes ago

    Holders Arsenal face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday with a pair of historic landmarks driving the Gunners in their bid to retain the famous old trophy. A victory over Villa at Wembley would make Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger the first post-war manager to win the FA Cup six times, taking him ahead of Alex Ferguson and level with George Ramsay -- the only boss to have won six FA Cups, with his last coming in charge of Villa in 1920. There would also be a significant slice of history for Wenger's club if they see off Villa as it would make them the most successful team in the history of the competition with 12 Cup-winning campaigns. More »

  • Suicide bombing kills six in Nigeria IANS - 35 minutes ago

    Lagos, May 30 (IANS) Police in the restive north-east state of Borno confirmed the killing of six people when a suicide bomber attacked the venue of a wedding in Tashan Alade town of the state. State police chief Aderemi Opadokun, who confirmed the toll in Maiduguri, the state capital, said up to 30 people were also injured during the attack on Friday. Maiduguri has been the epicenter of the battle against the militant group Boko Haram. More »

  • Gaga to start clothing line for pups IANS - 39 minutes ago

    Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga is planning to design a clothing range for puppies. More »

  • India unveils virtual memorial wall for fallen UN peacekeeping heroes IANS - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    United Nations, May 30 (IANS) India has launched a virtual memorial wall to honour the UN peacekeeping heroes who died in service as the first step towards building a permanent monument at the UN headquarters. Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji unveiled the digital memorial wall on Friday at a reception India hosted here to honour the 125 recipients of the Dag Hammarskjold Medal awarded posthumously to peacekeepers on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. More »

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