Mistaken 'terror links'? China arrested tourists for watching Genghis Khan documentary
Mistaken 'terror links'? China arrested tourists for watching Genghis Khan documentary

As China deported 20 tourists including an Indian national after arresting them over the so-called “terror links”, it has emerged that the arrests were a result of a misunderstanding by Chinese officials as they mistook a Genghis Khan documentary for a terrorist video due to “their unfamiliarity of the English language”.

Angola arrests 13 dissident youths, including rapper

Angolan police have arrested at least 13 young opposition activists, including rapper Luaty Beirao, who have campaigned against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Sri Lankan navy arrests 26 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lanka navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen and seized three Indian fishing trawlers allegedly for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the navy media unit said on Sunday.

13 people arrested after local Chinese government attacked

 Police in a southern Chinese township arrested 13 people who illegally detained officials and police officers and stormed a police station and a government building in a dispute over a young woman's death, authorities said.

South American confederation loses immunity in FIFA fallout
South American confederation loses immunity in FIFA fallout

Paraguay`s Congress voted Thursday to lift the immunity of South American football confederation CONMEBOL`s headquarters after several top executives were indicted in the US probe into alleged massive corruption at FIFA.

Papal charity shuns cash over FIFA scandal
Papal charity shuns cash over FIFA scandal

An educational charity launched by Pope Francis said Thursday it will no longer accept money from South America`s football confederation until allegations of massive corruption in world football are laid to rest.

Jurgen Klinsmann expects more revelations in FIFA probe
Jurgen Klinsmann expects more revelations in FIFA probe

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday he expects there to be more revelations in the on-going US-led investigation into football`s governing body FIFA.

FIFA needs `painful` reform, says IOC chief
FIFA needs `painful` reform, says IOC chief

Olympic chief Thomas Bach said Monday that scandal-plagued FIFA needs "painful" but necessary reform.

The IOC president said the crisis at football`s world governing body was bigger than the bribes-for-votes furore over the awarding of the 2002 Winter Games to Salt Lake City.

Egypt arrests two Brotherhood leaders ahead of Mursi ruling: Sources

Egyptian security services arrested two Muslim Brotherhood leaders late on Monday, security sources said, a day before a court is expected to give a final ruling on a death sentence recommendation against Mohamed Mursi, Egypt`s former Islamist president.

Pele backs Sepp Blatter amid soccer graft probe
Pele backs Sepp Blatter amid soccer graft probe

Pele has lent his support to re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter amid a corruption scandal engulfing world football's governing body.

Michel Platini`s UEFA and Blatter`s FIFA, football's squabbling lovers
Michel Platini`s UEFA and Blatter`s FIFA, football's squabbling lovers

Can`t live with each other, can`t live with out each other: the tangled relationship between Sepp Blatter`s FIFA and Michel Platini`s UEFA reached a new low with the corruption storm that hit football`s world body.

Myanmar arrests Thai migrant boat owner: State media

 A Thai national who allegedly owned a boat that was recently discovered by the Myanmar navy crammed with more than 200 migrants has been arrested, state media said today.

Objective Canada as World Cup looms amid FIFA scandal
Objective Canada as World Cup looms amid FIFA scandal

The Panini stickers are ready and a football video game featuring international women`s teams has been unveiled for the first time as Canada gets set to host the FIFA Women`s World Cup in a week`s time.

Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials
Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials

A top Olympic official about to join FIFA`s executive has questioned the timing of what he called a "Hollywood-style" operation to detain FIFA members in a corruption raid.

England could host 2018 World Cup: FA
England could host 2018 World Cup: FA

England could feasibly step in and host the 2018 World Cup if it was stripped from Russia over new corruption allegations, a Football Association spokesman said on Thursday.

Visa's tough stance on FIFA augurs more sponsor demands, say experts
Visa's tough stance on FIFA augurs more sponsor demands, say experts

Visa Inc`s public warning to FIFA that it may end its sponsorship if world soccer`s governing body does not quickly clean up its act will likely prompt other sponsors to take a tough stance as a major corruption scandal involving FIFA unfolds, brand experts said.

Brazil vows `vigorous` probe following FIFA scandal
Brazil vows `vigorous` probe following FIFA scandal

Brazil will investigate with "great vigor" accusations that led to the arrest of seven FIFA officials, including the vice president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, its justice minister said Thursday.

Swiss say no plans to question FIFA chief Blatter for now
Swiss say no plans to question FIFA chief Blatter for now

Swiss authorities said Thursday there were no plans as yet to question FIFA`s veteran leader Sepp Blatter in their investigation of money laundering and corruption allegations against football`s main international body.

Russia's Vladimir Putin says US trying to block Sepp Blatter reelection as FIFA head
Russia's Vladimir Putin says US trying to block Sepp Blatter reelection as FIFA head

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the arrests of top FIFA delegates in a US probe as an attempt by Washington to oust Sepp Blatter as head of the organisation.

Sponsors pile pressure on Sepp Blatter ahead of FIFA vote
Sponsors pile pressure on Sepp Blatter ahead of FIFA vote

Sponsors piled pressure on FIFA leader Sepp Blatter to clean up world football as two major corruption scandals overshadowed the start of a congress Thursday at which he will seek a new term.