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Racism row over Trieste half-marathon

Racism row over Trieste half-marathon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Marathon runners in Madrid Organisers of the Trieste half-marathon have reversed a ban on professional African athletes after an outcry in Italy and the launch of an inquiry. Event manager Fabio Carini had originally defended the ban by saying it was to highlight that African runners were underpaid by their…

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Knives found at Japan prince’s desk

Knives found at Japan prince’s desk

Image copyright AFP/ IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY Image caption Prince Hisahito is often guarded by police officers Police in Japan have launched an investigation after two knives were found near the school desk of Emperor Akihito's 12-year-old grandson, local media report. The knives were discovered on Friday in a classroom at a junior high school attended…

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Russia may ease passport rules for whole Ukraine

Russia may ease passport rules for whole Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman poses with her Ukrainian passport (blue) and new Russian passport (red) in Simferopol, Crimea Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is considering extending a scheme that makes it easier for Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship.This week he signed a decree that offers people in eastern Ukraine's separatist territories…

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Student visa cheat claims investigated

Student visa cheat claims investigated

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStudents deny claims they cheated on English testsThe government is being investigated over its decision to cancel 36,000 student visas due to accusations of cheating on English language tests.The Home Office has also deported more than 1,000 people after its own probe into exam fraud began in…

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Shootout as Sri Lanka police step up raids

Shootout as Sri Lanka police step up raids

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrother Stanley recalls coming face-to-face with one of the Sri Lanka bombing suspectsFifteen people including six children were killed in Sri Lanka on Friday when suspected Islamist militants blew themselves up in a raid, police said.The raid occurred in Sainthamaruthu, near the hometown of the suspected ringleader…

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