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Omar Khadr listens to a question during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta, May 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Todd Korol

Ex-Guantanamo inmate Khadr uncertain about firefight memory - paper

28 May 2015

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Omar Khadr, who was once the youngest prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, is unsure about his memory of a firefight that led to his murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal, according to an interview published on Wednesday.

Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties - dissidents

28 May 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.

Batman May Appear in 'Suicide Squad' After All

28 May 2015

When iconic Batman villains the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were announced as part of Warner Bros.' "Suicide Squad" lineup, fans began to wonder whether Ben Affleck's Dark Knight might also appear in David Ayer's supervillain team-up film.

Trinidad and Tobago's former National Security Minister and former FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, gestures after leaving the offices of the Sunshine Newspaper which he owns, in Arouca, East Trinidad, May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Football sponsors dismayed by corruption allegations at FIFA

28 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Cup sponsor Nike Inc said on Wednesday it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior FIFA officials were announced by U.S. prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland.

Former FIFA VP Jack Warner surrenders - LA Times

28 May 2015

(Reuters) - Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner surrendered after being accused on corruption charges, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a spokeswoman for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Asia backs embattled Blatter and endorses FIFA election

28 May 2015

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation has re-affirmed its support for embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter and pushed for Friday's presidential election to go ahead despite the corruption scandal that has rocked soccer's global governing body.

Costa Rica opens probes into arrested FIFA official Eduardo Li

28 May 2015

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica has opened investigations into the president of the country's football federation who was among seven FIFA executives arrested in Switzerland on Wednesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors in the United States.

A combination photo shows eight of the nine football officials indicted for corruption charges in these file photos. From L-R: (top row) then President of the Brazilian Football Confederation Jose Maria Marin, President of the Venezuelan Football Federation Rafael Esquivel, President of Costa Rica's Football Federation Eduardo Li, then President of South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL Nicolas Leoz, (bottom row) then President of the Nicaraguan Football Federation Julio Rocha, then Acting President of CONMEBOL Eugenio Figueredo, then FIFA Executive member Jack Warner, and President of Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football CONCACAF Jeffery Webb.  REUTERS/Staff/Files

World football rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

28 May 2015

ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior football officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in Atlanta, Georgia June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

28 May 2015

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Wilber Gonzales uses a chainsaw to cut fallen tree trunks into small pieces along the banks of the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas May 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Tamir Kalifa

Hundreds evacuated in Texas after storms leave at least 15 dead

28 May 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston.

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