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  • South African police investigating World Cup bribes

    South African police investigating World Cup bribes
    South African authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into World Cup bribery allegations, and an opposition lawmaker said Thursday he had information suggesting "high-level" involvement. Anton Alberts of the Freedom Front Plus said the...
  • In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision

    In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision
    Early one weekend morning, just after the nightclubs had closed, three young white men ambled into the harsh fluorescent light of a South African takeout food franchise. They whistled at the staffers, all of them black, tugged their clothing and pulled...
  • FIFA executive committee member Blazer admitted bribes

    Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups. Prosecutors unsealed a 40-page...
  • FIFA's tumultuous week ends as Sepp Blatter gets standing ovation

    FIFA's tumultuous week ends as Sepp Blatter gets standing ovation
    In one tumultuous week, world soccer's governing body was plunged into a corruption scandal, top officials were arrested, new investigations were launched, and Sepp Blatter was re-elected as president, only to stun everyone by saying he was quitting. On...
  • Candidates line up to succeed Sepp Blatter as press camps out at FIFA headquarters

    Candidates line up to succeed Sepp Blatter as press camps out at FIFA headquarters
    1540 GMT (11:40 a.m. EDT) German football federation president Wolfgang Niersbach wants a successor to outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter to be named much sooner than currently planned. Niersbach said Wednesday in Berlin, "When I hear that a special...
  • Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days

    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days
    When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...
  • Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world

    Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world
    As more than 800 students celebrated their graduation from Morgan State University on Saturday, human rights activist Graca Machel urged them to use their education to transform the world into a better place. "It has been proved that education sows the...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 4-10, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Paris, French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a ceremony to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. More . . . ....
  • Pictures in the News | May 8, 2015

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where refugees gather to watch the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp that currently houses some 350,000 people. Kenya's government...
  • South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners

    South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners
    Security forces raided a men’s hostel outside Johannesburg as authorities deployed the South African military for the first time to crack down on recent violence against foreigners, most from other African countries. The joint police and army...
  • Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa

    Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa
    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is among a group of NBA players who will participate in an Aug. 1 exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng, who is coming off his first season with the Heat and has a late-June deadline to decide whether to opt out...