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Blatter's exit prompts call for new face, fresh start for FIFA

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter's shock resignation as FIFA president, hours before it emerged he was under investigation by U.S. authorities, prompted widespread calls for root-and-branch reforms at soccer's world governing body on Wednesday. | Video

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U.S. says 10,000 Islamic State militants killed in nine-month campaign

PARIS - More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the international coalition started its campaign against the militant group nine months ago in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.

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Britain's Labour should run own pro-EU campaign: leadership favorite

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour Party should run its own campaign to persuade Britons to remain inside the European Union, lawmaker Andy Burnham, frontrunner to become the party's new leader, said on Wednesday.

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Saudi-led alliance launches air strikes on Yemen capital

SANAA - Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab alliance shook Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, mainly targeting military bases aligned with the dominant Houthi group, residents said.

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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

PARIS - Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents. | Video

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Obama: Netanyahu's Palestine stance erodes Israel's credibility

JERUSALEM - U.S. President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's terms for diplomacy that might lead to a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker.

World, United Nations, Israel 02 Jun 2015
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For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing

WASHINGTON - Michael Brune is pleased that activists in kayaks are training for another "Paddle in Seattle" to confront an expected Royal Dutch Shell rig on its way to the Arctic to explore for oil. What makes the head of the Sierra Club just as happy is the effect Shell's Arctic ambitions are having on his own environmental organization.

Syrian army battles Islamic State in northeast Syria

BEIRUT - Syrian troops and militia fought fierce battles with Islamic State fighters in Syria's northeast overnight, war monitors and state media said on Wednesday, as both sides vie for control of territory near the Iraqi frontier.