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Fifa chief downplays US indictment 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 13:29:16 GMT 
    Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter plays down US criminal proceedings launched against officials of world football's governing body.

US demands China halt reclamations 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 07:59:33 GMT 
    The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 23:00:54 GMT 
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.

Nigeria's Boko Haram hit Maiduguri 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 14:03:50 GMT 
    Boho Haram militants kill least 13 people in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, just after Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as president.

Strong quake hits off Japan coast 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 12:08:27 GMT 
    A powerful undersea earthquake strikes south of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo almost 900km (550 miles) away.

Syria 'barrel bomb strikes kill 71' 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 12:20:13 GMT 
    At least 71 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.

Silk Road drug site founder jailed 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 06:56:29 GMT 
    Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.

Saved by the Bell actor convicted 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 08:42:40 GMT 
    Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond is convicted of two charges after a bar fight on Christmas Day - but cleared of a more serious claim.

Pakistan hosts match despite attack 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 14:11:44 GMT 
    Pakistan will host a third and final one-day cricket international against Zimbabwe despite a deadly bomb attack near the venue of Friday's game, officials say.

Sarkozy renames French opposition 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 01:47:58 GMT 
    France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.

VIDEO: Cuba removed from US terrorism list 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 04:43:09 GMT 
    The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

VIDEO: Blatter asked if Fifa is 'rotten' 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 10:53:01 GMT 
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded to questions about the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant.

VIDEO: How Sepp Blatter charmed Africa 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:46:18 GMT 
    Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as president of football's world governing body, despite widespread allegations of corruption at FIFA.

VIDEO: One World Observatory opens to public 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 12:23:00 GMT 
    The observation deck at the top of the One World Trade Centre has opened to the public.

VIDEO: Lung cancer therapy hope for patients 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 07:35:12 GMT 
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.
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