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Blatter denies scandal responsibility 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 16:44:59 GMT 
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.

Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 20:43:55 GMT 
    An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.

Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 10:27:12 GMT 
    Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.

IS 'kills 20 men at Palmyra site' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 14:59:11 GMT 
    Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient theatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.

Most-wanted Nazi 'unfit for trial' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 19:05:58 GMT 
    Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.

PM urges EU 'flexibility' on reforms 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 20:48:01 GMT 
    UK PM David Cameron starts a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK's EU referendum is launched.

Putin makes troop deaths state secret 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 14:08:49 GMT 
    President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.

Eight 'exploited' L'Oreal heiress 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 20:55:19 GMT 
    A French court hands down jail sentences and fines to eight people found guilty of exploiting billionaire Liliane Bettencourt.

US charges Chinese in testing scam 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 18:35:12 GMT 
    The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.

Zuma not liable for home upgrades 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 16:16:41 GMT 
    South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.

Tajik special ops chief 'joins IS' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:22:36 GMT 
    Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.

MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 19:05:51 GMT 
    MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.

VIDEO: Putin shows his support for Blatter 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:02:16 GMT 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to block Sepp Blatter from being re-elected as Fifa president.

VIDEO: Why brave treacherous Bay of Bengal? 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 17:37:40 GMT 
    The BBC's Justin Rowlatt travelled to Teknaf on the southern coast of Bangladesh, from where hundreds of migrants begin the perilous journey across the Bay of Bengal.

VIDEO: 'Diblings' - the siblings created through donors 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 10:50:28 GMT 
    Being a 'dibling' - a child biologically connected through egg or sperm donation, can lead to a large family of half brothers and sisters, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.
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