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Twin corruption probes at Fifa 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 09:15:22 GMT 
    Six football officials are arrested on corruption charges at governing body Fifa, as Swiss prosecutors launch a criminal case into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.


Hamas accused of Gaza rights abuses 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 06:48:32 GMT 
    Hamas committed serious human rights abuses including killings and torture of Palestinian civilians in 2014, Amnesty International says.


China arrests over stolen artefacts 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:56:55 GMT 
    Chinese police take 175 people into custody and recover stolen artefacts worth more than 500m yuan ($80m; £52m), calling it the biggest operation of its kind.


EU to give migrant quota plan details 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:58:00 GMT 
    The EU is to announce details of controversial plans to relocate thousands of migrants who have reached Europe from Africa and the Middle East.


India heatwave toll passes 1,000 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 18:13:14 GMT 
    The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India passes 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.


Gunmen die in Taliban Kabul attack 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:21:58 GMT 
    Four militants who attacked a guesthouse in Kabul's diplomatic quarter die after a gun battle lasting at least six hours, police say.


Southern US flooding toll rises 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 05:48:42 GMT 
    At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in the US states of Oklahoma and Texas following record rainfall over the weekend.


Dutton warns on militants' children 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:54:15 GMT 
    The children of Australian terror suspects could be taken into care, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says, as the government proposes changes to citizenship laws.


Hyundai offers Google Android in cars 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:00:17 GMT 
    South Korea's Hyundai becomes the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.


SpaceX cleared for military launches 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 23:56:07 GMT 
    The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.


Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 22:43:16 GMT 
    A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.


Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 00:45:23 GMT 
    Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.


VIDEO: Where war still rages in eastern Ukraine 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 22:24:24 GMT 
    The conflict in Ukraine is entering its second year and a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.


VIDEO: 'Relentless rain' sparks US flash floods 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 21:49:30 GMT 
    Extreme weather has been wreaking havoc in the US, where 16 people have been killed by storms in Oklahoma and Texas.


VIDEO: What is the Queen's Speech? 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:10:21 GMT 
    Ellie Price delivers a quick guide to the Queen's Speech.
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