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At least 30 people were killed Saturday in twin explosions in Turkey's capital Ankara, targeting activists gathering for a peace rally organised by leftist and pro-Kurdish opposition groups. A Turkish government official told AFP that the authorities "suspect that there is a terrorist connection," without giving further details.
UEFA chief Michel Platini has appealed against a 90-day ban slapped on him over an ongoing corruption probe, as FIFA gears up for a crunch meeting over its raging sleaze crisis. The news comes a day after FIFA president Sepp Blatter also launched an appeal against a similar 90-day ban from all football-related activities over a Swiss criminal inquiry. The bans on Blatter and Platini -- the two most powerful men in world football -- were announced by FIFA on Thursday as its ethics watchdog geared up its investigation into fraud and corruption at the heart of the organisation.