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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
A 23-year-old economics graduate was crowned Thursday maharaja of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests. At 15 temples spread throughout opulent palace grounds in the city of Mysore, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar was inducted as the 27th head of the Wodeyar dynasty which once ruled swathes of southern India in a two day event. Wodeyar, a recent economics and English graduate from Boston University, succeeded Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar who died in 2013 of a heart attack.