An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on stories we're following on Thursday:
N. Korea soccer claims: Football's ruling body FIFA is investigating reports that North Korea's national team and head coach were humiliated by government officials following a disastrous showing at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Pakistan floods: The Indus River is expected to burst its banks, bringing more devastation in Pakistan where hundreds are already dead and millions affected by flooding.
Russia wildfires: Fires are now burning only 60km away from the Chernobyl disaster site, raising fears that radioactive smoke will become an issue.
Rescuers on Wednesday reached a group of 12 people who had become trapped on an Alaskan glacier following the crash of a sightseeing plane three days earlier, authorities said.