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An Asian football congress to elect representatives to the FIFA Council closed after just 20 minutes on Tuesday after members rejected the agenda in protest at a Qatari official being barred from the poll. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa said it was "probably the shortest congress" he had ever chaired. Now my final task is to declare the extraordinary congress closed," said the Bahraini, before heading into an AFC executive committee committee.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.