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FIFA is taking action to ease the fears of sponsors over corruption scandals, world football chief Sepp Blatter said Saturday as he denied authorising a $10 million payment to a disgraced official. A US indictment says that in 2008 a FIFA official authorized the payment of $10 million -- an alleged bribe from South Africa -- through a FIFA account to Jack Warner. Blatter told a press conference "we have had contact with the sponsors last week when such declarations came.
By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday. In some of the most intense Mediterranean migrant traffic of the year, a total of 4,243 people have been saved from fishing boats and rubber dinghies in 22 operations involving ships from nations including Italy, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Britain. On Friday the Italian navy said 17 dead bodies had been found on one of the boats off Libya.