Asia Observer

Sepp Blatter to resign as Fifa president after 17 years in role

Sepp Blatter has announced that he was standing down as president of Fifa after a week of scandal engulfed football’s governing body.

Blatter, who has been president since 1998 and won a fifth term at last week’s elections, called an extraordinary congress “as soon a


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How Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first elected president, ended up on death row

How Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first elected president, ended up on death row

In April, the country’s courts sentenced deposed leader Mohamed Morsi to death. This week he’ll discover if the ruling will be upheld. His downfall tells the story


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Sydney siege ends as commandos storm Lindt Cafe and hostages run out

Gunshots heard as army commandos enter cafe about 17 hours after siege in city centre began

Report by Peter Walker and Michael Safi, The Guardian

Picture shows Tony Abbott speaks after the siege began. Photograph Xu Haijing/Xu Haijing/Xinhua Press/C


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Lima climate change talks reach global warming agreement

Deal would for first time commit all countries – including developing nations – to cutting emissions

Report by Suzanne Goldenberg in Lima; The Guardian

International negotiators at the Lima climate change talks have agreed on a plan to fight global warming that would for th


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