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Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal

ZURICH (AP) — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter. Learn More


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THE LATEST: Police raid businesses named in FIFA indictment

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IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group. More »


Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors

HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. More »


Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive. More »


Kicking the plastic: Senegal among latest to ban flimsy bags

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At a market in Senegal's capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar's coastal breezes, piling up alongside buildings on city streets and clogging canals. More »


AP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse case

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s mishandling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press. More »


Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. More »


No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help. More »


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