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July 23, 2015 8:30 AM Nile party boat hit by cargo ship: 21 dead

Police arrest captain of cargo ship after tragedy strikes group celebrating young couple's engagement Cairo: At least 21 people celebrating an engagement were killed on the Nile north of Cairo late Wednesday when a cargo ship hit their chartered boat, medical and security sources said. Five of the party were rescued from the river but at least six were still 9

July 23, 2015 5:36 AM Palestinian man dies in clash with IDF troops during arrest raid in West Bank

A Palestinian was shot dead during a violent clash with the IDF in the West Bank overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, the second such incident within 24 hours. The incident occurred when the military unit entered a home in Beit Umar, near Bethlehem, to arrest a wanted security suspect. During the arrest, the suspect's family violently assaulted 5

July 22, 2015 4:14 PM Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since Swiss police swooped to arrest fellow soccer officials and sports marketing executives in May. Saturday’s qualifying draw in St. Petersburg for the 2018 World Cup will be the 79-year-old Blatter’s last official event connected to football’s 4

July 21, 2015 5:27 AM Blatter defies calls to go now

Zurich - Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference. Nothing could spoil Blatter's day after he outwitted some of his FIFA opponents to earn precious extra time as their president and enjoy more such days in 2016. Mastering FIFA politics 4

July 21, 2015 4:44 AM FIFA hasn't come to its senses, says South Korea's Chung

SEOUL South Korean tycoon Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, said on Tuesday that leaving Sepp Blatter at the helm of FIFA until a new president is elected shows those in power at the scandal-hit governing body "have yet to come to their senses". FIFA announced on Monday it would set up a new task force to propose reforms 11

July 21, 2015 3:46 AM Can Coke remove the stains from FIFA? (+video)

Amidst scandal and corruption, top corporate sponsors demand a third-party commission to oversee FIFA reforms. FIFA president Sepp Blatter was showered with fake dollar bills by a British comedian at a press conference in Switzerland on Monday. But the prank is the least of his current concerns, as longtime-sponsors of soccer’s premier governing body are demanding 3

July 21, 2015 1:45 AM Senegal tries ex-Chadian dictator

DAKAR: Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial Monday in Senegal, a quarter of a century after his bloodsoaked reign came to an end, in a prosecution seen as a test case for African justice. Once dubbed “Africa’s Pinochet”, the 72-year-old has been in custody in Senegal since his arrest in June 2013 at the home he shared in an affluent Dakar suburb 4

July 20, 2015 9:35 PM FIFA selects Feb 26 for presidential election following Blatter's decision to resign

ZURICH — Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference. Nothing could spoil Blatter's day after he outwitted some of his FIFA opponents to earn precious extra time as their president and enjoy more such days in 2016. Mastering FIFA politics 9

July 20, 2015 9:35 PM FIFA to Elect New President on Feb. 26

Sepp Blatter rules himself out of contention to lead soccer governing body ZURICH— Sepp Blatter, the president of soccer’s world governing body, will officially leave his post of nearly 18 years when FIFA elects his successor on Feb. 26, he announced on Monday. Mr. Blatter called in June for a new election following the disclosure of U.S. and Swiss investigations 10 3

July 20, 2015 7:49 PM FIFA to elect Sepp Blatter’s replacement in February

FIFA presidential election for February 2:52 FIFA will hold a presidential election on February 26, giving Sepp Blatter seven more months in power. Sepp Blatter, the president of soccer’s world governing body, will officially leave his post of nearly 18 years when FIFA elects his successor on February 26. Mr. Blatter called in June for a new election 14