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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
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ZURICH (Reuters) - The corruption charges engulfing soccer's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal.

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BBC
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
BBC
President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
Reuters
ZURICH (Reuters) - The corruption charges engulfing soccer's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal.
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations carried out in peacetime to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine.
Associated Press
PARIS (AP) -- When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return....
Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country....
New York Times
The scandal has not changed the strange electoral math of FIFA. Europe?s support of Prince Ali bin al-Hussein is outweighed by support of many small countries for Blatter.
New York Times
Hours after indicting 14 people, the Justice Department and prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York pledged to rid the international soccer organization of systemic corruption.

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Science Daily
Quantum teleportation has been achieved by a number of research teams around the globe since it was first theorized in 1993, but current experimental methods require extensive resources and/or only work successfully a fraction of the time. Now, by taking advantage of the mathematical properties intrinsic to the shape of a donut -- or torus, in mathematical terminology -- a physicists have made great strides by realizing 'superdense teleportation.'
Science Daily
Astrophysicists have developed a new method for calculating the effect of Rayleigh scattering on photons, potentially allowing researchers to better understand the formation of the Universe.
Science Daily
An innocent mistake made by a graduate student in a lab who accidentally used male mice instead of female mice during an experiment, has led scientists to a novel discovery that offers new insight into why women are more likely than men to develop autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
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