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SA denies organising World Cup bribe 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 13:06:56 GMT 
    South African officials dismiss US allegations that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for top Fifa officials in order to host the 2010 World Cup.


Tajik special ops chief 'joins IS' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:22:36 GMT 
    Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.


Putin makes troop deaths state secret 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 14:08:49 GMT 
    President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.


Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 00:19:56 GMT 
    Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.


'Ten killed' by Baghdad car bombs 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 22:45:14 GMT 
    At least 10 people die in twin bomb attacks outside central Baghdad hotels, say Iraqi police


Blatter denies scandal responsibility 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 16:44:59 GMT 
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.


Jail terms under 'legal highs' law 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 02:03:48 GMT 
    A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.


Sugar warning over fruit snacks 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 23:02:25 GMT 
    Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.


State school intake up at Cambridge 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 23:12:04 GMT 
    The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.


Two arrested after terror raids 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 21:44:27 GMT 
    A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman are arrested in Berkshire on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.


Pilgrimage to the mountains 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 00:53:53 GMT 
    Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.


In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 11:06:41 GMT 
    Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival


Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 01:06:11 GMT 
    Party time at the 60th song contest in Vienna


In pictures: Inside an Indian high court 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 01:22:22 GMT 
    Rare access - an Indian high court at work


Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 02:03:23 GMT 
    Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets
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