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Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital

By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen’s capital, hitting a sprawling police commando camp in Sanaa sending black smoke billowing into the air and causing panic among residents in the early hours of the morning. The Wednesday airstrikes are part of a Saudi-led military operation that began March 26 and is targeting Shiite rebels known as Houthis along with army units loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh Continue reading

Soccer world shocked by FIFA raids

The Associated Press ZURICH (AP) — 12:05 a.m. Continue reading

Pakistan detains owner of firm said to market fake degrees

By ADIL JAWAD, Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday detained the owner of a software company accused of running a global network in selling fake degrees, officials said. In a raid on the Axact company offices in the southwestern port city of Karachi, investigators also seized hundreds of thousands of fake degrees, said Shahid Hayat, the provincial director for Pakistani federal investigation agency. The police are investigating the company and its owner, Shoaib Sheikh, on charges of marketing online degrees from nonexistent schools and universities. Continue reading

Early detection unit in town

A MOBILE unit for breast cancer screening will be in Alhaurin de la Torre until July 15. The unit will be screening women aged between 50 and 69 as part of the Andalucian Health Service’s Early Detection programme. Those registered with the local health centre can expect an appointment through the post for a mammogram, and are asked to call 689 046 726, 951 917 102 or 951 031 395, Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm if they do not receive them. Continue reading

Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq’s Anbar kill 17 troops

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday. The attacks came just hours after the Iraqi government announced the start of a wide-scale operation to recapture areas under the control of the IS group in Anbar Continue reading

The Latest: Sharapova opening play on Day 4 at French Open

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: ___ 10.52 a.m. Maria Sharapova, the defending champion in Paris, is about to open play on center court against Vitalia Diatchenko in a second-round match Continue reading

Text of Swiss prosecutors’ statement on FIFA

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Statement issued by Swiss authorities Wednesday in connection with their investigation into FIFA corruption: ___ The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering in connection with the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 Football World Cups. In the course of said proceedings, electronic data and documents were seized today at FIFA’s head office in Zurich. Today, on Wednesday 27 May 2015, the OAG has seized data and documents stored in IT systems at the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as part of a so-called “collection of evidence on cooperative basis.” That means that the party in possession of the data – in this case, FIFA – delivers the requested data to law enforcement authorities, or gives assistance in securing the data, thus facilitating an efficient and swift procedure Continue reading

Punishing storms in Texas test government emergency response

By PAUL J. WEBER and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing. Continue reading

Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — In a rare ceremony, France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris’ Pantheon mausoleum. The highly symbolic two-day event is aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism after deadly attacks earlier this year. French President Francois Hollande will speak later Wednesday at the Pantheon, resting place of the nation’s heroes Continue reading

The Latest on weather: Texas officials defend storm response

By The Associated Press 2:15 a.m. CDT Authorities in Texas are defending the way they handled alerting residents during the recent severe weather that left about a dozen people missing and about a dozen dead across the state. But they are also acknowledging some challenges Continue reading