Sunday 20 April 2014

World Cup: Fifa official's daughter 'got $3.35m'

A bank savings account of a 10-year-old daughter of a Fifa executive who helped to select 2018 and 2022 World Cup host nations received more than £2 million ($3.35 million), a Telegraph report said. Antonia Wigand Teixeira, the daughter of the Brazilian representativ


'Cheated' man kills Facebook lover

Facebook romance has resulted in the murder of an Indian woman by her angry 'virtual' lover, who committed suicide later, a report said. A 22-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh state's Muzaffarnagar shot dead his virtual girlfriend in Jabalpur, who he met on Facebook aft


5 killed in east Ukraine clash says TV

Russian state television reported on Sunday that five people were killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the report. Ukraine's Interior Ministry in Kie


Ferry captain's detention extended as toll mounts

South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives. The ferry, the Sewol, was


Iran waters down 200 kg of enriched uranium

Iran said it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear programme. "Based on the agreement with the West, we were supposed to have ha


7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning was in effect for


US plane at airport leased to Ghana: Iran

Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the African nation. The New York Times reported on Thursday that a plane owned by the Bank of Utah was parked in Me


Singapore homes clamp hits luxury developers

Luxury property developers in Singapore are facing their worst sales outlook in six years as a raft of government measures to cool one of the world's most expensive real estate markets bite. Sales of private homes, which account for just under one-fifth of the total property


12 guides killed in Everest avalanche

Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. Climbers declared a four-day halt to effort


Mystery US jet spotted at Iran airport

Mystery surrounds a private jet bearing an American flag on its tail that was spotted at an airport in Tehran, an oddity considering the fact that the US is not doing business with Iran. The reason for the plane being in Tehran and the plane's passenger were both, reported th

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