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FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials....
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US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami....
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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...
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Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."...
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Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests....
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Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of al-Qaida's branch in Syria says they have no plans to attack the West and denies that the so-called Khorasan group exists....
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Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month....
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Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it....
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Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp
PARIS (AP) -- In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination....
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Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations
BANGKOK (AP) -- In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats - crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs - have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior official...
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