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Sepp Blatter comes out fighting over corruption scandal

Less than 24 hours after being re-elected as Fifa president Sepp Blatter came out fighting despite the corruption scandal engulfing world football. He once again,denied any personal wrong-doing and insisted he was the only man to solve Fifa's problems. Facing reporters for the first time since he won the Fifa vote, he batted away questions about bribes, his possible arrest and why he has not resigned.


Police granted extra time to question terror suspects

Detectives have been granted extra time to question a man and a woman held on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK. West Midlands Police said a magistrate sitting at Westminster Magistrates' Court today gave detectives until late on June 4 to detain and question them.

The 24-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were arrested in Reading and Wokingham, Berkshire, respectively on Thursday. Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) continue to search their homes, a spokesman said, with several items already removed for forensic examination.

He added: "(They) can now be held until late Thursday June 4 as the on-going intelligence led police investigation continues. Police are keen to stress that while the arrests were made to ensure public safety there was no imminent threat to the UK."

US led forces in 16 air strikes targeting Islamic State

American-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Iraq with 16 air strikes from Friday morning through Saturday morning and conducted another six strikes against the group in Syria, the US military said.

A Reaper aircraft often used in airstrikes. Credit: Reuters

The strikes in Iraq were spread throughout the country,hitting targets near Baghdad, Bayji, Fallujah, Hit, Kirkuk, Mosul, Ramadi, Sinjar and Tal Afar, according to a military statement.

Those in Syria were concentrated near Al Hasakah, with four strikes hitting Islamic State tactical units and destroying fighting positions and artillery. The coalition forces also conducted air strikes near Dayr Az Zawr and Kobani.


FA chairman: Blatter won't see out full term of office

Sepp Blatter will not see out his latest term of office following his re-election on Friday because he will be forced to resign, English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said.

Dyke said he did not think an emergency meeting would be called by Fifa following the latest corruption allegations to hit the troubled organisation but he added: "I think what is more likely is there will be further scandals. "I think he (Blatter) will be then forced to resign."

US governor announces plan to take on Hillary Clinton

The former Governor of the US state of Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has announced he will seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, positioning himself as an alternative to frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

O'Malley made the announcement at a waterfront park in downtown Baltimore, where he began his political career first as a member of city council and then as mayor, serving two terms.

Martin O'Malley. Credit: Reuters

After the rally, O'Malley will leave for campaign stops in Iowa and New Hampshire. Those states hold the earliest nominating contests for the party's candidate for the November 2016 election.

Arrest after former world boxing champion's son killed

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the son of a former world boxing champion.

Eamonn Magee Jnr, 22, was stabbed in the Twinbrook area of West Belfast during the early hours of this morning and died in hospital from his injuries.

His father is former WBU welterweight champion Eamonn Magee Sr.

Eamonn Magee Sr. Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 32-year-old suspect was arrested in the nearby Dunmurry area.

Police were called to the Summerhill Park scene at about 2.40am following reports that a man had been stabbed. Mr Magee Jnr had followed his father into the ring and his death has sent shockwaves through the world of boxing.

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