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1. World Cup 2022: Awarding Qatar the tournament was a mistake, says former Fifa president Sepp Blatter
- Blatter was president of world football's governing body when Qatar was awarded the tournament in 2010.
- The Gulf state has been criticised for its stance on same-sex relationships, human rights record and treatment of migrant workers.
- He said: "It is too small of a country. Football and the World Cup are too big for it".
Creds: BBC

2. Ukraine war: US confirms communications with Kremlin
- Us National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has confirmed communication channels between Washington and Moscow remain open.
- It comes as the White House refuses to deny reports that Mr Sullivan has been leading talks with Russia to prevent a nuclear escalation in Ukraine.
- Mr Sullivan said it was in the interests of the US to maintain contact with the Kremlin.
Creds: BBC

3. Former One Direction star Zayn writes to the PM over free school meals
- Zayn Malik has called on the PM to give all children living in poverty a free school meal.
- In a letter to Rishi Sunak, Zayn says he relied on free school lunches as a child in Bradford.
- He is backing a Food Foundation campaign calling for all children in households on Universal Credit to be eligible for free school meals.
Creds: BBC

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