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Sepp Blatter resigned Tuesday as president of FIFA in a stunning capitulation to critics as the weight of corruption scandals threatened world football's governing body. "I don't feel I have a mandate from the entire world of football," Blatter, 79, calmly told a press conference at FIFA headquarters just four days after winning a fifth term. Some opponents said the world should "celebrate" Blatter's departure.
By John Ruwitch and Megha Rajagopalan JIANLI, China (Reuters) - Scores of divers searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years doubled to 14. State television carried pictures of rescuers, some standing on the upturned hull of the stricken Eastern Star cruise ship, working through the night. The Yangtze search area has been expanded up to 220 km (135 miles) downstream, state television said, suggesting that many bodies could have been swept far away from where the ship foundered in the rain-swollen river.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Native American student who sued his California school district because it's refusing to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation asked a judge for an order permitting the sacred item.