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France outlaws discrimination based on regional accents

Paris - The French lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a law banning discrimination based on a person's accent, calling the practice "a form of racism".

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

Vienna - When Osama Abu El Hosna found himself under a hail of bullets during the shooting rampage in Vienna, he heroically risked his life to save a policeman at the scene.

Women knocking on doors of Britain's old boys' clubs

London - Britain's elite private members' clubs have long been places where politicians, businessmen and other high-fliers have hobnobbed.But revolt is brewing in the #MeToo era, as women are eager to join the old boys' clubs.

Facebook to ban Holocaust denial content

New York - Facebook announced Monday that it will ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust, describing the move as its latest effort to free the platform of hate.

French journalist recounts police violence, racism as undercover officer

Paris - Racial or homophobic insults, gratuitous violence, a colleague's suicide: a journalist on Thursday detailed his undercover experience in France's police force where he said abuse was commonplace, if only among a handful of officers.

Childhood trauma driving equality push by S. Korean MP

Seoul - When Jang Hye-yeong was 13 the strain of caring for her disabled sister tore her family apart.

Liverpool addresses its slave trade past

Liverpool - Anna Rothery is the first black woman to hold the position of Lord Mayor of Liverpool, a largely ceremonial role for elected councillors to promote the interests of the city.

Two top Ubisoft execs leave during sexual harassment probe

Montr - Two top executives from one of the world's largest gaming companies have left the firm during an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.

Tokyo court rejects damages for man forcibly sterilised at age 14

Apo - A Japanese pensioner forcibly sterilised as a 14-year-old under a now-defunct eugenics law failed Tuesday in a legal bid for $280,000 in state compensation.

'The Simpsons' ends white actors voicing characters of color

Los Angeles - The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.

JK Rowling says she is survivor of sexual assault

London - "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling revealed on Wednesday she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Canada lays first ever terror charges in a murder linked to misogynist movement

Toronto - A 17-year-old accused of murdering a woman at a Toronto massage parlour has become the first person in Canada to be charged with terrorism over his suspected ties to the misogynist "incel" movement.

Virus misinformation fuels hatred against India's Muslims

New Delhi - Gayur Hassan's Hindu neighbours came at night, throwing stones at his family's home in a northern Indian village and setting his workshop on fire. All because his son "liked" a social media post.

China vows improvements for Africans after virus discrimination claims

Bejing - Under strong international pressure, China on Sunday vowed to improve the treatment of Africans in the southern city of Guangzhou following accusations of discrimination linked to the coronavirus pandemic, and said it rejected all "racist and discrimi...

India's coronavirus heroes come under attack

New Delhi - They have been hailed as India's coronavirus "heroes", but doctors, nurses, delivery drivers and other frontline workers have been attacked and in some cases evicted from their homes by panicked residents.

Delta fined $50,000 for discriminating against Muslim passengers

Washington - Delta Air Lines was Friday fined $50,000 by the US Department of Transportation to settle allegations it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who were ordered off their planes.

Indian police battle anti-Modi protesters over disputed law

Kolkata - Indian police baton-charged protesters Sunday to stop them reaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi's car as nationwide protests against a bitterly disputed citizenship law entered a second month.

Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile's streets

Santiago - More than a thousand women have taken the feminist anthem "A Rapist In Your Way" into the streets of Chile's capital Santiago, performing the rallying cry sung in cities across the globe.

Germany moves to ban gay 'conversion therapy'

Berlin - The German government on Wednesday signed off on a new law banning "conversion therapies" designed to force heterosexuality on homosexuals.

Jersey City shooters driven by anti-Semitism, officals say

Jersey City - A shooting at a kosher deli in a New York suburb was fueled by anti-Semitism and hatred of police, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a rash of attacks against Jewish targets in recent years.

Jersey City shooters driven by anti-Semitism, officals say

Jersey City - A shooting at a kosher deli in a New York suburb was fueled by "anti-Semitism" and a hatred of police, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a rash of attacks against Jewish targets in recent years.

France pledges hate crime office after Jewish cemetery desecrated

Westhoffen - France is to open a national bureau to lead the fight against hate crimes after 107 graves were smeared with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in the northeast of the country, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

France to open anti-hate crime bureau after Jewish cemetery desecrated

Westhoffen - France is to open a national bureau to lead the fight against hate crimes after 107 graves were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in the northeast of the country, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Paris - Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence.

France unveils plan to halt violence against women

Paris - France on Monday announced new measures to combat violence against women by their partners or ex-partners, seeking to toughen up the law as concern grows over the number of femicide murders in the country.

Pope Francis to pay tribute to Japan's 'Hidden Christians'

Apo - When Pope Francis visits the Japanese city of Nagasaki, he will pay tribute to a sometimes forgotten population of so-called "hidden Christians" who clung to their faith for centuries despite brutal persecution.

Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report

Jakarta - Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called "normal" applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as "arbitrary and hateful restrictions" by a rights group.

Dutch man arrested for 'Black Pete' suicide bomb threat

Den Haag - Dutch police have arrested a man who threatened in a social media post to blow himself up over plans to sideline "Black Pete", a Christmas-time character provoking accusations of racist stereotyping.

Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

San Francisco - A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older people from offers regarding loans, investments and other financial services.

Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football

Mexico - The tension was palpable in the stadium every time the Panamanian keeper took a goal kick, as if everyone could hear the prayers of the Mexican Football Federation's bosses: "Fans, please don't say it.
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