Somalia: Truce go wrong in capital

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Heavy fighting resumed in Somalia's capital following a ceasefire, with almost 100 dead and hundreds more wounded in the clashes.

Russia: Indian student stabbed

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An Indian student in St Petersburg of Russia was stabbed, in what seems to be the latest in a series of racist attacks.

India: HIV infection rate slashed

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HIV infection rates have fallen by a third in the worst hit regions of south India, research suggests.

UN: Quake is worst nightmare

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Shortfall in aid for victims of the South Asian quake has made the relief situation worse than after last December's tsunami, UN claims.

Iran: EU sends warning over nuclear plans

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Top EU countries have warned Iran they will cut off talks on the nuclear issue if it goes ahead with plans to resume nuclear activities.

Chartered flights to throw out asylum seekers

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"The problem is that some receiving countries have a quota system for how many asylum seekers can be returned at one time. They also want returnees delivered to different spots in the country, something which makes charter planes less practical," Holen said.

Norwegian County Backs Smokers’ Rights

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A Norwegian county has declared smoking to be a basic human right in a dispute over a ban imposed on one town's workers.

Germany: Arrests made over race attacks

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German police say six people have been injured in apparent racist attacks amid concerns of rising hate crimes during the World Cup.

Scotland: Appeal overturns football rulings

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Appeal judges have ruled that three men accused of racist behaviour should not be let off just because the alleged offences happened at football matches.

Nigerian Footballer appeals to Fifa

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Former Nigeria international Adewale Ogungbure has appealed to Fifa to use the World Cup to combat the scourge of racism.