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Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes
ZURICH (AP) -- Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.... 5/27/2015 9:47 AM

UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty
ROME (AP) -- The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 9:45 AM

4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.... 5/27/2015 9:44 AM

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen's capital, hitting a sprawling police commando camp in Sanaa sending black smoke billowing into the air and causing panic among residents in the early hours of the morning.... 5/27/2015 9:42 AM

Soccer world shocked by FIFA raids
ZURICH (AP) -- Latest developments following the launching of criminal proceedings against FIFA officials in separate U.S. and Swiss corruption probes.... 5/27/2015 9:35 AM

China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff
BEIJING (AP) -- A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams.... 5/27/2015 9:35 AM

Buddhists in Myanmar deny boat people are Rohingya
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Several hundred protesters in Myanmar's main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.... 5/27/2015 9:34 AM

Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis
UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day.... 5/27/2015 9:31 AM

Reform training sought for Singapore teen over blog, video
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Prosecutors in Singapore say they are seeking reform training for a teenager who is refusing probation and who again made public the video and blog posts a court deemed offensive earlier this month.... 5/27/2015 9:31 AM

Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon
PARIS (AP) -- France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism.... 5/27/2015 9:29 AM

Thailand revokes passports of ousted premier Thaksin
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities have revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea last week.... 5/27/2015 9:28 AM

Pakistan detains owner of firm said to market fake degrees
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani authorities on Wednesday detained the owner of a software company accused of running a global network in selling fake degrees, officials said.... 5/27/2015 9:23 AM

India appoints 1st transgender as head of college
KOLKATA, India (AP) -- India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 9:16 AM

Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 9:09 AM

Text of Swiss prosecutors' statement on FIFA
BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- Statement issued by Swiss authorities Wednesday in connection with their investigation into FIFA corruption:... 5/27/2015 9:01 AM

UK's re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen's Speech
LONDON (AP) -- After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for government free of coalition compromises.... 5/27/2015 8:55 AM

Electrical failure paralyzes much Belgian air traffic
BRUSSELS (AP) -- An electrical failure has paralyzed much of the air traffic in and over Belgium and should cause delays, detours and cancellations of flights for several hours.... 5/27/2015 8:42 AM

Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a "defeat for humanity"
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity."... 5/27/2015 8:36 AM

AP NewsAlert
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq army spokesman: Islamic State suicide attacks in Anbar province hit army, kill 17 troops.... 5/27/2015 8:34 AM

Dutch police detain motorcycle gang members in raids
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police say they have detained 19 people, most of them members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, in coordinated raids that spread into neighboring Belgium and Germany.... 5/27/2015 8:18 AM



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