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Ex-Fifa president Blatter and ex-Uefa boss Platini charged with fraud
Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland.
Swiss prosecutors say Mr Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.19m; £1.6m) to Mr Platini in 2011.
Prosecutors say the payment “damaged Fifa’s assets and unlawfully enriched Platini”.
'We're pirates!': Cruise ship changes course to dodge seizure
Passengers aboard a cruise ship were surprised by a tack change this weekend when their luxury liner docked in the Bahamas to avoid seizure in the US.
‘Depraved’ Playboy founder accused of bestiality and grooming
Even Bill Cosby's name showed up in the explosive documentary, which paints Hugh Hefner as a predator
US woman finds $3m lottery ticket in junk email folder
A US woman discovered she had won $3m (£2.2m) from the lottery after checking her spam folder for an unrelated email.
‘Paradigm shift’ needed in way WHO is funded, says director general
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Covid pandemic has proven that health is ‘an international issue’
Top court to weigh end to race-based US college admissions
The US Supreme Court will take up two cases this autumn that ask whether university race-based admissions violate civil rights laws.
Journalist Julian Assange wins first stage of attempt to appeal against extradition for the crime of reporting the real facts
WikiLeaks founder is seeking to appeal against ruling that he can be sent to US to face espionage charges
Former pope Benedict admits making false claim to child sexual abuse inquiry
Ex-pontiff blames ‘editorial oversight’ for previous statement he was absent from 1980 meeting over suspected paedophile priest
Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is building the world’s fastest supercomputer
Facebook founder’s planned metaverse, blending reality with digital experiences, will require enormous computing power
Prosecutor demands life sentence for ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero
The man portrayed as saving numerous lives in the 2004 Hollywood flick was handed 25 years on terrorism charges in 2021
7 Kitchen Trends You’ll Soon Be Seeing Everywhere
Top designers and industry insiders share the secret recipe for standout kitchen design in 2022.
‘Least-liked’ people in UK revealed
More than 25% of Brits ‘feel negative’ about Muslims, named as the second-most unpopular community
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