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US Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews were searching on Friday for a 35-year-old Brazilian man who fell from a cruise ship at night in the Bahamas.
US Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews were searching on Friday for a 35-year-old Brazilian man who fell from a cruise ship at night in the Bahamas.YOUTUBE

Coast Guard searching for passenger who fell from cruise ship

US Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews were searching on Friday for a 35-year-old Brazilian man who fell from a cruise ship at night in the Bahamas, officials said.

The Royal Caribbean Cruises ship Oasis of the Seas reported the man missing at about 1am on Friday, the Coast Guard said in a news release. “He was spotted by... crew members intentionally going over the side of the ship,” the cruise line said in a statement.

A video posted on YouTube appears to show passengers on the ship calling to a man in shorts who is holding on to a life boat support bracket as the ship is moving at a swift pace through the sea at night.

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Suspended Fifa chief Blatter in hospital: Lawyer

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter, his federation mired in a corruption crisis, is in hospital for medical checks but should be discharged soon, his US lawyer said on Friday.

His former public relations officer, Klaus Stoehlker, said the 79-year-old Swiss, who was last month suspended for 90 days by the ethics committee of soccer’s world governing body, was under “tremendous pressure from so many sides”.

He said he was suffering stress but was at home.

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US to step up screening of some US-bound flights after Egypt crash

The United States said Friday it was stepping up security screenings of US-bound flights from some Middle East airports as a precaution after the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the United States also would review its assessments of certain foreign airports and offer them help with security, as well as take other measures, "both seen and unseen."

It came amid growing evidence that the plane that crashed Saturday in the Sinai, killing all 224 people, was brought down by an explosion.

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Football: Messi, Tevez vie for Fifa goal of year

Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, English third-tier player David Ball and US women’s international Carli Lloyd were among players included on the shortlist for Fifa’s goal of the year award on Friday.

Costa Rican league player Esteban Ramirez also made the list with an outstanding effort for Herediano in which he caught the ball on his chest, headed it on and scored with a dipping 25m volley.

The list was dominated by acrobatic volleys and individual runs. There were no flowing passing moves among the 10 goals or any efforts from world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Star-studded Coldplay album to be released next month

British pop-rock giants Coldplay announced Friday that their seventh album, A Head Full Of Dreams, will be released on Dec 4, having hinted it may be their last.

Fans were atwitter on social media on Tuesday when cryptic artwork was released online, matching a mysterious London Underground poster that led to speculation a new album was in the pipeline.

The band confirmed the gossip on Friday, and premiered the album's upbeat first single Adventure Of A Lifetime on BBC radio, suggesting a departure from last year's subdued album Ghost Stories.

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