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Twitter stirs debate after banning editor for insults

Washington - Twitter found itself embroiled in controversy Wednesday after banning an editor at the conservative Breitbart website for fueling a stream of abuse that drove "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones to quit the social network.

Israel may soon shed light on 'stolen babies' mystery

- Shoshana Dugma says she still clearly remembers the morning 66 years ago when she went to feed her baby at an immigrant camp in Israel and discovered she had vanished.

German police launch mass raids over online hate speech

Berlin - German police on Wednesday launched nationwide raids targeting social media users who posted racial hatred on Facebook and other online networks.

Video, social media change equation in police misconduct

Washington - The pattern has become familiar: a black person dies at the hands of police, with video footage of the incident hitting social media and fueling accusations of bias and misconduct.

Facing abuse, Africans in India refuse to give in to fear

New Delhi - Congolese student Arnold Mutumbo Muama refuses to be cowed by a spate of racist violence towards Africans in India's capital New Delhi, defiant after a friend was beaten up by security guards at his apartment block.

London's minorities fearful after post-Brexit attacks

London - With yellow paint still evident on the building's doors, tenants of a Polish community centre in London on Monday described their fear after being targeted in a racist post-referendum attack condemned by Prime Minister David Cameron in parliament.

Baltimore officer acquitted over Freddie Gray death

Baltimore - The Baltimore policeman facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was acquitted, in a case that sparked riots last year and fueled a national debate over how US police treat young black men.

Police child-killing outrages Brazil

S - Chased by police, Italo Ferreira stepped on the gas in the stolen car until they stopped him with a bullet to the head. He was 10 years old.

Tens of thousands demonstrate against racism in Germany

Berlin - Tens of thousands of people joined weekend rallies in Germany to condemn racism and right-wing populist groups who have been railing against a record influx of migrants.

Swimming lessons for migrants cause storm in Austria

Vienna - Swimming lessons for refugee children have whipped up a storm in Austria, with a lifeguard's car window smashed and a newspaper on Friday filing charges against a woman who said the migrants should drown.

Trump backs down under Republican fire in race row

New York - Donald Trump on Tuesday climbed down under fire from Republican grandees in an explosive race row, insisting that days of belligerent attacks on a Mexican-American judge had been misconstrued.

Trump praises 'my African American' supporter at rally

Washington - Donald Trump, who has faced repeated accusations of racism and xenophobia over race-tinged comments and inflammatory rhetoric, drew more criticism after praising a black supporter as "my African American." "Oh, look at my African American over here.

National team 'no longer German', says right-wing leader

Berlin - A German right-wing politician who caused outrage by racially disparaging footballer Jerome Boateng followed up Friday by saying the national team is "no longer ... German in the classical sense".

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism

Le Raincy - When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words "dirty Jew" scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to leave.

China firm apologises for racist detergent advert

Bejing - A Chinese detergent maker has apologised for an advertisement which shows a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian, just a day after dismissing critics as too sensitive.

Chinese firm behind racist detergent ad tells critics to lighten up

Bejing - A Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian provoked outrage this week, but the company behind the clip says it is foreign critics who need to lighten up.

Charleston church shooter faces death penalty in federal trial

Washington - The man accused of gunning down nine African American churchgoers in South Carolina last year will face two death penalty trials, after federal prosecutors announced they would seek capital punishment.

Baltimore officer cleared over Freddie Gray custody death

Baltimore - A Baltimore police officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, an African American man who later died in custody, was acquitted of assault and other charges, raising questions about whether anyone will be held accountable for his death.

U.S. killer's gun sells for $250,000: auctioneers

New York - A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said.

French groups file suit against Twitter over racism, homophobia

Paris - Two French groups say they have filed a suit against Twitter, YouTube and Facebook for allegedly failing to uphold requirements to delete content deemed racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic or defending terrorism.

Rapper Azealia Banks apologizes for racist rant on Zayn

New York - Rapper Azealia Banks has apologized for a stream of racist and Islamophobic invective against former One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik that led Twitter to suspend her.

Pig's head found outside Merkel's constituency office

Berlin - German police said Saturday they found a pig's head bearing an "insulting inscription" outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's constituency office in the country's northeast.

Prank bids drive US killer's gun auction to $65mn

Washington - Bidding for the gun used by a Florida neighborhood watchman to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin hit $65 million Friday, as hoax buyers appeared to jack the controversial sale to astronomical levels.

George Zimmerman to auction gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

Washington - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood-watch volunteer who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, said he would sell the gun he used in the shooting at auction on Thursday.Zimmerman listed the gun on GunBroker.

Ferguson, Missouri gets black police chief after Michael Brown case

Washington - An African American officer took the helm of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, less than two years after police there killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

White South African judge in Facebook 'racism' row

Johanesburg - A white South African judge was at the centre of a social media storm on Monday after Facebook comments emerged in which she suggested rape was part of black culture.

Senior sheriff official in U.S. resigns over racist e-mails

Los Angeles - A senior official at the Los Angeles County sheriff's department has resigned following criticism over e-mails he sent disparaging blacks, Muslims, Latinos and women, the department said in a statement.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologises for racial slur

London - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologised Monday for using a racial slur on Twitter while seeking to compare the treatment of African Americans with Catholics in Northern Ireland.

London ex-mayor Livingstone defends Hitler comments

London - Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said on Saturday he regretted a row over anti-Semitism that has rocked Britain's opposition Labour party, but refused to withdraw comments linking Hitler to Zionism.

Britain's Labour under pressure in anti-Semitism row

London - Britain's Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday faced intense pressure over alleged anti-Semitism in his party less than a week before his leadership is tested by local elections.
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The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House, even as the United States flag was lowered to half-staff in the wake of Wednesday's racist massacre of nine black church worshippers in Charleston.
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Young women, from the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Penn State, in hot water for this racially insensitive photo.
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Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for racism.
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Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. See Birmingham campaign.
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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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Screenshot shows a picture of R.C, the 79 year-old African American man who prosecutors say was attacked by Conrad Alvin Barrett for a "knockout game" assault.
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made them illegal. www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
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A pastor friend of Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver at a Halloween party dressed in "black face"
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SAPS watches an illegal immigrant, set alight by locals, burn
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