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FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks at the opening ceremony of the FIFA congress in Zurich

Morning news headlines: Blatter in vote amid FIFA scandal, PM to hold EU talks with Merkel

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FIFA crisis: UEFA could boycott World Cup if Sepp Blatter is re-elected

An activist with a giant mask of FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands in a cage as others hold posters during a protest by the Avaaz organization in front of the Hallenstadtion in Zurich, Switzerland. The organization protests against the corruption within the FIFA and against Qatar's slave labor law ahead of the FIFA congress with the president's election that is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich.
Embattled FIFA chief refusing to quit and still intends to stand for re-election in Friday's presidential vote

Nearly three-quarters of supermarket chickens contain potentially deadly bug

File photo dated 29/08/14 of a raw chicken as the latest rates of campylobacter contamination of fresh shop-bought chickens will be published today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 28, 2015. In February, the FSA reported that contamination had increased since November, with every major retailer failing to meet targets to reduce the bug. The FSA said then that the cumulative results from the first three quarters of its year-long survey of fresh chickens found 73% tested positive for the presence of campylobacter, up from 70% in November and 59% in August. The FSA's survey - the full set of results of which is published today - has tested around 4,000 samples of whole chickens bought from UK retail outlets and smaller independent stores and butchers. Campylobacter is killed by thorough cooking and can be limited by careful hygiene but it is the most common form of food poisoning in the UK, affecting an estimated 280,000 people a year. See PA story CONSUMER Chickens. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire
Food Standards Agency putting pressure on supermarkets after year-long study found major retailers failing to reduce rates of campylobacter.

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks at the opening ceremony of the FIFA congress in Zurich

Morning news headlines: Blatter in vote amid FIFA scandal, PM to hold EU talks with Merkel

The latest news from around the world

An activist with a giant mask of FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands in a cage as others hold posters during a protest by the Avaaz organization in front of the Hallenstadtion in Zurich, Switzerland. The organization protests against the corruption within the FIFA and against Qatar's slave labor law ahead of the FIFA congress with the president's election that is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich.

FIFA crisis: UEFA could boycott World Cup if Sepp Blatter is re-elected

Embattled FIFA chief refusing to quit and still intends to stand for re-election in Friday's presidential vote

File photo dated 29/08/14 of a raw chicken as the latest rates of campylobacter contamination of fresh shop-bought chickens will be published today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 28, 2015. In February, the FSA reported that contamination had increased since November, with every major retailer failing to meet targets to reduce the bug. The FSA said then that the cumulative results from the first three quarters of its year-long survey of fresh chickens found 73% tested positive for the presence of campylobacter, up from 70% in November and 59% in August. The FSA's survey - the full set of results of which is published today - has tested around 4,000 samples of whole chickens bought from UK retail outlets and smaller independent stores and butchers. Campylobacter is killed by thorough cooking and can be limited by careful hygiene but it is the most common form of food poisoning in the UK, affecting an estimated 280,000 people a year. See PA story CONSUMER Chickens. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Nearly three-quarters of supermarket chickens contain potentially deadly bug

Food Standards Agency putting pressure on supermarkets after year-long study found major retailers failing to reduce rates of campylobacter.

FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland

England should host 2018 World Cup says former UEFA boss as sponsors put pressure on FIFA

New corruption charges have thrown world football's governing body into disarray

FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Morning news headlines: Pressure on Fifa chief Sepp Blatter to resign, EU referendum question revealed

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Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, addresses the media during a press conference at FIFA headquarters in Switzerland - Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe

Fifa election to go ahead despite criminal probe into awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Seven officials arrested today in separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and acting leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman, process with fellow members through the central lobby during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London

Harriet Harman fires warning shot to David Cameron over Britain's 'fragile future'

Ms Harman joked she shared the status of "interim leader" as she replied to the debate on the Queen's Speech

In this Oct. 29, 2007 file photo, a person stands next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarter in Zurich, Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars. (Steffen Schmidt/Keystone via AP, File)

Fifa in crisis after six officials arrested in Switzerland over bribes investigation

Vice-president Jeffrey Webb Jeffrey Webb believed to be among those held but not president Sepp Blatter

US blues musician BB King

No homicide probe into BB King death despite claims he was poisoned

Blues star died in Las Vegas earlier this month aged 89

Trevor Bayliss

English cricket hoping for brighter future as appointing Trevor Bayliss as coach

52-year-old former New South Wales coach got the nod ahead of compatriot Jason Gillespie

Ryanair jets are among the planes which have been stranded at Birmingham Airport since Thursday last week.

Image revamp boosts Ryanair profits

Irish no-frills carrier posted post-tax profits of 867 million euros (£614 million)

Embarrassing climb down: David Cameron high fiving Jean Claude Juncker after trying to stop him getting the top job in Europe

Morning news headlines: PM tells Juncker EU must change, aid raise plea for poorest countries

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Cunard liners in Mersey 'river dance' spectacular

Three flagship cruise liners commemorate 175 years since Cunard line was founded in Liverpool

Civil partners of four years Paul Higgins (right) and Richard Lucey, who have been in a relationship together for 19 years, arrive to cast their votes at their polling station in Cabra, Dublin for the referendum on gay marriage

Emigrants return to Ireland as polls open in gay marriage vote

More than 3.2 million voters in the Republic have been asked for their say, with polling stations open from 7am to 10pm

Former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

Tory MP Eric Pickles to be given a knighthood

Former Communities Secretary to be made Knight Bachelor in recognition of public service as an MP, a former Cabinet minister and his time in local government

British Geological Survey seismicity map of the epicentre of the earthquake measuring magnitude 4.2 which hit Kent overnight. Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Services have not received any reports of structural damage or injuries

Sleepers shaken by 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Kent

No injuries or damage to buildings reported following tremor four miles (7km) south of Ramsgate

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech on Europe

Morning news headlines: PM to open talks with EU leaders, Javid opposed TV extremist vetting

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Maths exams ordered to be re-written amid concerns they could be too tough

The new maths GCSEs are due to be introduced in September

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, as he begins his second term as Prime Minister following his party's General Election victory. Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Morning news headlines: Cameron immigration speech; Hatton Garden raid court date; Sheridan Smith honoured

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Lewis Hamilton signs new three-year contract with Mercedes

Protracted negotiations have been the subject of much speculation and debate this season

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