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India heat wave kills 1,100, doctors' leave cancelled

A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 degree Celsius, and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick. May and June are India's hottest months, with temperatures regularly pushing above 40 Celsius.

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Swiss block bank accounts in Fifa probe

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said it had blocked accounts at several banks in Switzerland after police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday in U.S. and Swiss corruption cases. "Further to three US requests for legal assistance

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Swiss arrest top Fifa officials in corruption cases

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, nine foot

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Qatar, Russia World Cups will go ahead: Fifa

Soccer's governing body Fifa called the arrest of six of its leading figures on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said President Sepp Blatter would not step down and that the next World Cups would go ahead as planned in Russia and Qatar. "It is certainly

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SOCCER TURMOIL: Swiss to probe World Cup bids

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

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Swiss open criminal cases linked to World Cup bids

Swiss authorities on Wednesday opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the award of rights to host the 2018 and 2022 Fifa soccer World Cups in Russia and Qatar. Switzerland's Office of the Attorney General

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6 Fifa officials held in Switzerland; extradition to US likely

Six high-ranking soccer officials, including two vice-presidents of world governing-body Fifa, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the US. The arrests were made by plain-clothed police shortly after dawn at a plush Zurich hotel where Fif

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket lands near port

Israeli aircraft struck a number of sites in the Gaza Strip from the air early on Wednesday, residents and the Israeli military said, after a rocket that Palestinian militants fired from the enclave landed near the Israeli port city of Ashdod. The Israeli military said it struck

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Storms kill 17 in two US states; Houston flooded

Torrential rains have killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday. The death toll is set to rise with numero

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Oil recovers from 2pc drop, US crude stocks in focus

Crude futures rose on Wednesday to recover ground from sharp drops in the previous session, boosted by expectations that US crude stocks could fall for a fourth straight week. Prices were also supported by comments from western diplomats that a nuclear deal with Iran was unlikely

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