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Women’s football teams ‘Give AIDS the Red Card’ to keep children free from HIV

Captains of national football teams competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 soccer championship in Germany are signing up to the Give AIDS the Red Card appeal in support of a global plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015.

The Give AIDS the Red Card appeal, which was launched by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) one year ago at the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, uses the power and outreach of football to unite the world around stopping new HIV infections in children.
 

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Play key role in fighting racism, Churches told

Church leaders should play a key role in fighting racism, participants of a World Council of Churches (WCC) conference have said.

The conference which was held in Managua, Nicaragua, was sponsored by WCC in partnership with the Latin America Council of Churches (CLAI). It brought together people working with Afro-descendent and indigenous communities in the Americas and the Caribbean.
 

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Unite: Legal aid cuts “could hit 650,000 vulnerable people”

Proposals in the Justice bill could deny 650,000 people legal aid and advice to help them with housing, employment and immigration problems, Unite has said.

The largest union in the country with members in advice centres across the UK, said that the plans unveiled by Justice Secretary Ken Clarke represented “the raw cruelty and cynicism” underpinning the coalition’s claims that “we are all in this together”.
 

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79 irregular migrants deported from Italy

Last week 79 non-EU irregular immigrants were deported from Italy using different flights, Ministry of Home Affairs has said. They were mainly Tunisians, Egyptians and Moroccans.

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Europe criticized for closing borders to refugees

Malmström: “I can see that xenophobia is on the rise”

European countries should show “more solidarity, tolerance and responsibility” in their asylum and migration policies, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström has said. “We need to translate these principles into concrete action.”

She observed that solidarity, tolerance, and mutual respect between countries and people are values that have been cherished and protected by politicians and citizens in the EU for more than half a century.

“They have been fought for, and are still being fought for, in many parts of the world where such fundamental principles cannot be taken for granted. I am therefore saddened and concerned to see that these values risk losing respect and support around Europe,” she said.
 

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