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FIFA investigates possible discriminatory chants by England fans

MOSCOW (FIFA): Global soccer body FIFA says that it is investigating possible discriminatory chanting by England supporters during the World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday. FIFA did not give any details of the chanting but said it had received a report from observers at the match at the Luzhniki Stadium which Croatia won 2-1 after extra time. “We can confirm that a report has been filed through the anti-discrimination monitoring system in relation to chants of a possible discriminatory nature by English…

Watchdog investigates chemical attack in Syria

THE HAGUE: The global watchdog working to eradicate chemical weapons is investigating reports of a suspected poison gas attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, its head said Monday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "made a preliminary analysis of the reports of the alleged use of chemical weapons immediately after they were issued," said director general Ahmet Uzumcu. A fact-finding team was now gathering more information "to establish whether chemical weapons were used," he added in a…

Cricket South Africa investigates Imran Tahir racial slur

JOHANNESBURG: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir was allegedly subjected to racial abuse during the fourth One-Day International against India at the Wanderers Stadium last Saturday. In a brief statement, Cricket South Africa said it was aware of video footage of Tahir being circulated on social media. According to the statement: "Imran Tahir was verbally and racially abused by an unknown man. Tahir reported the incident to the stadium security, and was subsequently accompanied by two security personnel to identify…