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Unilever to rename skin-lightening cream in India

New Delhi - The Indian and Bangladeshi arms of consumer giant Unilever said Thursday they will rename their locally marketed "Fair & Lovely" skin-lightening cream in the face of global anti-racism protests.

Rhodes will go — Oxford college backs statue removal

London - An Oxford University college has voted in favour of removing a statue of 19th-century colonialist Cecil Rhodes, less than two weeks after thousands of protestors called for it to be taken down.

America's original sin: Floyd death prompts historical soul-searching

Washington - Confederate monuments are coming down and statues of Christopher Columbus are being toppled as Americans grapple with the ghosts of the country's racial history in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Toppled, beheaded, daubed: five controversial statues

Paris - Protests in the wake of African American George Floyd's killing by a white police officer in the United States have led to the unceremonious toppling and vandalism of statues of controversial historical and political figures.

Britain takes new look at colonial history as statues fall

London - A statue to worldwide scout movement founder Robert Baden-Powell on Thursday became the latest historical monument to face removal as Britain's colonial past confronted a wave of anti-racism protests.

'Gone with the Wind' removed from HBO Max after racism protests

Los Angeles - "Gone with the Wind" was removed from the HBO Max streaming platform Tuesday, as mass protests against racism and police brutality prompt television networks to reassess their offerings.

Belgian city removes statue after anti-racist protest

Apo - The Belgian port city of Antwerp took down a statue of late King Leopold II on Tuesday, days after it was daubed with paint by anti-racism protesters.

UK confronts colonial past with statue protests

Oxford - Thousands of people called on Tuesday for a statue of 19th century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes to be removed from an Oxford University college, as debate raged over the removal of other monuments to the nation's colonial past.

Japan network NHK pulls US protest anime in racism row

Apo - Japan's national broadcaster NHK Tuesday apologised and deleted an animation depicting Black Lives Matter protests in the US after widespread complaints of racism -- including from the US embassy and tennis star Naomi Osaka.

Bail set at $1 million for policeman charged with Floyd murder

Minneapolis - A Minneapolis judge set a $1 million bail for police officer Derek Chauvin Monday as he made his first court appearance charged with the murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death sparked nationwide protests.

France police to ban chokehold arrest as protest anger mounts

Paris - France said on Monday it would ban the controversial chokehold used to detain suspects after the death in custody of George Floyd in the United States intensified anger over the conduct of French police.

Demands for justice at funeral of 'gentle' George Floyd

Houston - Houston said farewell to George Floyd in a rousing hometown funeral Tuesday, with poignant tributes and calls for justice for the 46-year-old African American whose death "touched the world" and ignited global protests against police brutality and raci...

Rise in complaints against French police as public anger mounts

Paris - France's police watchdog said Monday it had received almost 1,500 complaints against officers last year, as the country reels from protests against perceived racism and brutality.

UK anger at toppled slave trader statue but few want it back

London - The British government on Monday denounced the toppling of a slave trader's statue during anti-racism protests, urging campaigners to use democratic means for change rather than breaking the law.

BTS fans match K-pop superstars' $1 mn Black Lives Matter donation

Seoul - Fans of K-pop megastars BTS raised and donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement, matching the septet's donation of the same amount within 24 hours, organisers said Monday.

UK slave trader's statue toppled in anti-racism protests

London - British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader Sunday and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death.

Minneapolis council votes to dismantle police as protests continue

Washington - The council of the US city of Minneapolis voted late Sunday to dismantle and rebuild the police department, after the death in custody of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests about racism in law enforcement, pushing the issue onto the national poli...

Trump drifts from constitution, former military chief warns

Washington - Colin Powell, who served as America's top military officer and top diplomat under Republican presidents, said Sunday he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden, accusing Donald Trump of drifting from the US constitution and Republicans of failing to hold him ...

Europeans join global wave of anti-racism protests

Madrid - Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe Sunday, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of US police.

Fox News apologizes for chart of stock gains after black killings

Washington - Fox News has apologized for airing a graphic showing how stock markets had responded after high-profile acts of violence against black men, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jnr and the recent killing of George Floyd.

Pandemic, dire economy, unrest upend US presidential race

Washington - Three concurrent crises scarring the United States -- a deadly health pandemic, economic despair and widespread social unrest -- have reframed this year's presidential contest and prompted national reflection over racial inequality in America.

'Burn down racism': world rallies against George Floyd's death

London - Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality.

'We want to breathe, too': solidarity from Iraq

Baghdad - Seventeen years after US troops invaded their country and eight months since protests engulfed their cities, Iraqis are sending solidarity, warnings and advice to demonstrators across America.

Trump sparks controversy saying 'great day' for George Floyd

Washington - President Donald Trump sparked controversy Friday, calling it a "great day" for George Floyd, the man whose death in custody last week unleashed nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans."We all saw what happened last week.

Pressure mounts to remove Confederate monuments amid US protests

Washington - As protests for racial justice grip the United States, pressure is mounting to take down monuments to the slave-holding Civil War South, with several memorials being dismantled this week and others slated for removal.

'Time for a change': Anti-racism protesters march across US

Washington - Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters rallied for racial justice Saturday in cities across the United States following the death of George Floyd, as the movement triggered by his killing at police hands entered a second weekend.

US protests over Floyd's killing a 'perfect storm' for false info

Washington - George Floyd's death was staged. US authorities cut communications in the country's capital. People can be paid to be a "professional anarchist.

Searching 'racist' on Twitter brings up Trump as top result

Washington - US President Donald Trump appears as the first result of suggested accounts when users type "racist" into Twitter's people search, it emerged Wednesday.

Anger and sadness as Londoners protest George Floyd killing

London - There was solidarity, sadness and anger in London on Wednesday as thousands of mostly young people gathered to protest the death of George Floyd in US police custody.

UN rights chief condemns 'structural racism' in US

Geneva - The UN rights chief on Wednesday decried "structural racism" in the United States, and voiced alarm at the "unprecedented assault" on journalists covering protests across the country after George Floyd's death in custody.
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
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chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede 2010
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Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010. Eshetu Wondimu (Ethiopia), winner in the men category
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The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
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City2Surf – used cups cover the road.
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The 11:00 am heat run through their first obstacle at the first MudMorial Dash in Concord, NC.
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Vancouver-born actor Jason Priestley stars in the Toronto premiere of David Mamet's "Race", opening on April 11, 2013.
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City2Surf - Smurfs.
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