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Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

Adelaide - Dominant Dutch team "Nuon" Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology.

Top US court grants temporary stay to black man on death row

Washington - The US Supreme Court late Tuesday granted an unexpected reprieve to a black man convicted of murder, who had been due to be executed in the southern state of Georgia.

Hollywood stars enter Confederate symbols row

Venice - Hollywood stars George Clooney and Julianne Moore on Saturday weighed in on the debate raging in the United States over statues and other symbols of the pro-slavery side in the American Civil War.

Tillerson keeps distance from Trump's race row stance

Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended American values on Sunday after a UN panel criticized the official response to racist violence -- but conspicuously declined to speak for President Donald Trump.

Traditional dhow boat race retraces Gulf pearl route

Dibai - More than 120 traditional dhows retraced a centuries-old pearl diving route off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for an annual boat race.

Black American families take school into own hands

Washington - While plugging away at college entrance exam preparations, Zion Utsey momentarily jolts up from his laptop and drums on the dining room table, slapping the wood with expert rhythm.

Trump meets King's eldest son on civil rights holiday

New York - President-elect Donald Trump praised Martin Luther King Jr as a "great man" and met with his eldest son on the US holiday honoring the slain civil rights icon, amid a brewing spat with one of King's close collaborators, John Lewis.

Race relations: hope and disappointment of Obama years

New York - If Barack Obama was elected on a wave of optimism, eight years later, hopes of a post-racial America have soured amid recognition that it takes more than a black president to overcome centuries of racism.

Rosberg v Hamilton — race by race

Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One world championship on Sunday after a season-long duel with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Detroit's African-Americans cast cynical eye on Trump

Detroit - Donald Trump visits Detroit Saturday insisting he is the change agent that America's blackest big city needs in the White House, but residents have a message for the Republican presidential nominee: Not buying it.

Inside the camp of LA's Black Lives Matter protesters

Los Angeles - A young man slumbers in the open air at the foot of some mattresses piled up near a modest collection of books and a table laden with salad and fruit.

The white convention: Can Trump woo African Americans?

Cleveland - For two nights in a row, the sea of humanity packed into the Republican National Convention has been overwhelmingly white with African American faces few and far between.

Death row inmate suffered race bias: top US court

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of an African American death row inmate who accused prosecutors of bias for selecting an all-white jury that convicted him of murder.

Cleveland to pay $6 mn to family of black boy shot dead by police

Washington - The US city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement with the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American fatally shot by police while holding a toy gun.

Op-Ed: Our sphere of sympathy has borders

The Brussels bombing highlighted a symptom of our own conceit much like the Paris attacks before it. It proved that our ability to sympathize for victims of terrorism has geographical limits. The multiple attacks in Turkey last week are all but forgotten.

How Hillary Clinton cornered the black vote

New York - Hillary Clinton is on a roll. If her candidacy ever looked in doubt to an insurgent Bernie Sanders, she's hurtling towards the Democratic nomination -- thanks overwhelmingly to African Americans.

Clinton easily defeats Sanders in South Carolina primary voting

Columbia - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton soundly defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday in the South Carolina primary to take a commanding lead in the surprising race for the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination.

Chantel Riley: Nala in the Broadway production of 'The Lion King' Special

The young starlet has played Nala in 'The Lion King' for the best part of four years, having previously done it in Germany. In 2015, she took time off to film 'Race,' a new movie about the life and times of athlete Jesse Owens.

Participant in 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge passes away

Raleigh - A man passes away after suffering chest pains during the 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge race Saturday in North Carolina.

For David Bowie, the Thin White Duke, inspiration was black

New York - Slender and pale, David Bowie counted the dour Thin White Duke among his many incarnations. But his first love was African-American music and his views on race, like his music, were often ahead of their time.

Thai skin whitening ad provokes race storm

Bangkok - A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tagline "white makes you a winner".

No charges in Cleveland police shooting of 12-year-old boy

Chicago - A grand jury in the US state of Ohio declined to bring criminal charges against Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal shooting last year of a 12-year-old boy, a prosecutor said.

Rival protesters clash as Australia marks race riots

Sydney - Minor scuffles broke out between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters as hundreds of people and police congregated at a Sydney beach Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of modern Australia's worst race riots.

U.S. university names black president to defuse race row

Washington - The University of Missouri named a black interim president on Thursday after the incumbent was forced out amid an escalating race row, as a wave of protests spread to half a dozen US campuses.

After killings, Obama toughens tone on U.S. racism

Washington - For a frustrated President Barack Obama, last week's slaughter of nine black churchgoers proves once again that the United States has yet to exorcise its racist demons.

Controversial US activist: 'I definitely am not white'

Washington - A US civil rights activist at the center of a national firestorm over allegations that she pretended to be black for years said Tuesday she is "definitely not white" and identifies as an African American.

'Black' activist resigns helm of U.S. civil rights group

Los Angeles - A US civil rights activist resigned from a post at the country's leading African American advocacy group amid allegations she is white but has masqueraded for years as being black.

White parents of U.S. 'black' activist say she needs counseling

Washington - The white parents of a US civil rights activist, who has raised a stir by portraying herself as black, has stated that she needs counseling to address her identity issues, as reported from her mother's statement Monday.

Storm over 'black' US civil rights advocate said to be white

Los Angeles - A US civil rights activist who has portrayed herself as at least part black is facing tough questions after her estranged parents said she is white and accused her of lying about her identity.

Viral video shows police pulling gun on teens' pool party

Chicago - Video on the Internet showing a Texas police officer pulling out his gun at a pool party of unarmed black teens raised fresh questions Monday about the use of force by police in the United States.
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The 11:00 am heat run through their first obstacle at the first MudMorial Dash in Concord  NC.
The 11:00 am heat run through their first obstacle at the first MudMorial Dash in Concord, NC.
City2Surf – runners approach Bondi Beach.
City2Surf – runners approach Bondi Beach.
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A finish line
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Dog sledding in Norway
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
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Glenn Ligon, "No Room (Gold) #42", 2007. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 32 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photo by Joshua White © Glenn Ligon
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City2Surf – just after the starting point.
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Memorial sign for Ashley Duke on the route.
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City2Surf – Where’s Wally?
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Churchhill Downs - Louisville, Kentucky
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The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
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City2Surf - fancy dress costumes.
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Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
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Kentucky Derby
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City2Surf – used cups cover the road.
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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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