Why is the U.S. investigating FIFA?

In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field but also for allegedly breaking them off it.

The body that governs soccer…

Texas flood: Bodies found; 13 people missing

The storm has passed, but the full scope of the tragedy is just starting to emerge.

As floodwater slowly recedes in Texas, more bodies surface -- many found in…

Singapore Airlines jet loses power in a storm

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A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 with more than 180 passengers on board temporarily lost power to both of its engines as it passed through a storm, the…

Air France flight had near miss with volcano

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An Air France passenger jet had a near miss with an active volcano in Africa earlier this month, according to French aviation authorities who are…

Chinese police nab 175 'tomb raiders'

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Chinese police have arrested 175 "tomb raiders" who stole ancient artifacts from a Neolithic site in the country's northeast, authorities said.

Police…

FIFA officials to face charges in U.S.

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Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested six top FIFA officials, including its vice president, during an overnight raid…

Severe heat claims more lives in India

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From behind her stall on the stifling hot streets of Hyderabad, Amruta Bai spends her day refilling plastic water cups.

It's free for anyone who needs a drink…

Malaysia refuses entry to HK protest leader

Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong was denied entry to Malaysia on Tuesday over fears his visit might damage the country's relationship with China,…

URGENT - FIFA arrests

(CNN) -- Jeffery Webb, vice president of FIFA , is among six FIFA officials arrested on suspicion of corruption, according to a CNN source. The members of the…

Show of muscle: Russia runs military exercise

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You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.

Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous…

Marlboro's brand still one of world's best

Holy smokes! The Marlboro brand is holding its own even as more countries ban or limit tobacco marketing.

For the 10th year in a row, Marlboro has made the…

HR: Rohingya migrants forced onto boats

Advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has alleged that some of the thousands of displaced boat people -- many of whom are still stranded at sea -- were…

May is Baltimore's deadliest month in 15 years

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Baltimore is seeing its deadliest month in 15 years after an outbreak of Memorial Day weekend violence left nine people dead in 29 shootings.

So far, Baltimore…

Nadal solid as he opens title defense

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With Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams on the schedule, day three on center court at the French Open didn't lack in star quality.

Nadal is the…

Ethiopian Jews in Israel face challenges

Decades of frustration boiled over on the streets of Tel Aviv and across Israel, as thousands of Ethiopian Jews marched against discrimination in a series of…

URGENT - FIFA arrest comment

(CNN) -- A FIFA spokesman on the six arrests: "We are seeking clarity on the situation. We are making no further comment."

URGENT - FIFA corruption arrests

(CNN) -- Swiss police arrested six FIFA officials on Wednesday for alleged kickbacks and bribes totaling more than $100 million. The officials are accused by…

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