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article 30 May 2015 World
The number of migrants being rescued from boats in the Mediterranean is set to reach record levels this weekend.
Record numbers of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

The number of migrants being rescued from boats in the Mediterranean is set to reach record levels this weekend.

article 30 May 2015 World
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Sepp Blatter defiant and not 'concerned' about arrest

Sepp Blatter insists he has no concerns about being arrested over any corruption investigation and that he will be personally visiting sponsors to reassure them that Fifa's reputation is sound.

article 29 May 2015 World, Romania
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Paraic O'Brien by Death metal drummer saving Romania's addicts from HIV

Addicts in Bucharest shoot up as many as 30 times a day. Paraic O'Brien went to meet the death metal drummer who is trying to stem Romania's drugs and HIV epidemic.

article 29 May 2015 World, Israel
Fifa congress: Palestine and Israel shake hands
Fifa congress: Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel

Palestine's football association drops its motion asking for Israel, which it accuses of racism and preventing the free movement of Palestinian athletes, to be suspended from Fifa.

article 29 May 2015 World
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Fifa corruption scandal: UK banks probed

Britain's Serious Fraud Office is actively assessing "material in its possession" relating to Fifa corruption allegations revealed by the FBI this week.

post 29 May 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Denis O'Brien injunction: what damage to Irish democracy?

It is fundamental. It is the bedrock of any society claiming to be democratic. And in the Republic of Ireland it has been wiped away at a stroke.

article 29 May 2015 World, Japan
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Mount Shindake: volcano erupts on Japanese island

More than 130 residents on a remote Japanese island are evacuated and flights diverted after a volcano suddenly erupts on Friday morning.

article 29 May 2015 World
Sepp Blatter (Reuters)
Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as Fifa president

Sepp Blatter will remain in place as Fifa president, in the midst of a corruption scandal, after his challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein pulled out in the second round.

article 28 May 2015 UK
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Simon Israel by Isis jihadi brides 'luring British women to Syria'

Many British women who leave to join the Islamic State group are being lured by British jihadi brides already there, according to report on radicalisation.