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Too early to think of shifting 2018 World Cup out of Russia, says English FA Chairman

He also suggested that if proved corrupt then Qatar should be reconsidered as hosts for the 2022 edition.

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Sunnis, Kurds abandon parliament after Maliki replacement not named

United States, United Nations, Iran and Iraq’s own Shia clergy have pushed hard for politicians to come up with an inclusive government as Sunni insurgents bear down on Baghdad.


Gunmen fire on plane landing at Peshawar airport, one killed two injured

The attack follows a major Taliban assault on the airport in the southern port city of Karachi earlier this month.


Insider trading: Ex-Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta hauls apex court to avoid jail

The Harvard-educated Gupta is one of the most high-profile Wall Street executives to be convicted of insider trading.


Israel no longer a cause that unifies US Jews

Jewish organizations are withdrawing invitations to Jewish speakers or performers considered too critical of Israel.


No plans to restore civilian rule, but will bring back ‘happiness': Junta

The junta says it had to restore order after half a year of political turmoil left dozens dead and the government paralyzed


Obama’s clip pumping iron in gym goes viral

The 52-year-old did not let jet lag get in the way of his fitness, finishing up his workout on an elliptical machine.


Clinton: US needs to break ‘glass ceiling’ at top

“I’m not going to comment on what did and didn’t happen. I think everybody needs to look to the future,” Clinton said.


Thailand’s military rulers warn over Hunger Games salute

Social activist Sombat Boonngam-anong, who has helped organise anti-coup protests, posted an explanation of the salute on his Facebook page along with a call to step up the silent acts of defiance.


3 Turks killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

Suicide bomber has targeted a minibus with workers from a Turkish construction company working on a construction project in Behsud.


Thailand coup leader warns protesters, former PM ‘freed’

Do not criticize, create problems. It’s no use: Army chief.


China launches 1-yr crackdown on militants, blast toll rises to 39

To crackdown on the Islamist militants, the government launched the anti-terror campaign for a year.


China Xinjiang blast kills 31 people, around 90 injured: Report

Explosives were hurled from the vehicles and one of the vehicles exploded.


Mass funerals, mounting anger as Turkey mourns

Many still trapped day after one of world’s deadliest mine disasters in decades.


US, EU slap new sanctions on Russia, Ukrainian mayor shot in back

The US said it was prepared to “impose still greater costs” on Russia for what it called its “illegal intervention and provocative actions” in Ukraine.