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By Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A passenger ship carrying 458 people, many elderly Chinese tourists, sank in the Yangtze River in a storm late on Monday and only about 20 had been rescued so far, state media said, in what could be one of China's worst disasters for years. Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered that no efforts be spared in rescue work, although the official Xinhua news agency said bad weather was making rescue efforts more difficult. Premier Li Keqiang was heading to the scene of the accident in central Hubei province, Xinhua said on Tuesday.
Prosecutors have launched an investigation against Ricardo Teixeira, former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for alleged crimes including money-laundering and fraud, officials said Monday. The charges stem from alleged corruption toward the end of Teixeira's presidency, between 2009 and 2012, but the investigation is being conducted "completely under wraps," Marcelo del Negri, a federal government spokesman, told AFP. A federal police probe found that between 2009-2012, Texeira, who led the CBF for 23 years, moved 464 million reais (now $147.3 million) through his accounts -- an amount that drew attention as "unusual," the newsmagazine Epoca reported after gaining access to the police file.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry arrived back in the United States on Monday on a military flight from Europe after breaking his leg in a cycling accident, the State Department said. After landing at Boston's Logan airport, Kerry headed to Massachusetts General Hospital for further treatment, spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Kerry, 71, broke his right femur on Sunday while cycling in France. He spent the night in a Geneva hospital under observation. (Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)