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NY cop found guilty in 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed black man

New York - A jury has found a rookie New York police officer guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man -- an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics.

Finland's 'Soldiers of Odin' face off against huggy ladies

Kemi - Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they've been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs....

White cop to sue estate of black teen he killed

Chicago - A white police officer plans to sue the estate of a black teenager he shot dead because he was traumatized by the fact that he accidentally killed the teen's neighbor in the incident, his lawyer said.

French comedian Dieudonne 'likely to be deported' from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Controversial French comedian Dieudonne was being held at Hong Kong airport Thursday after flying in to give performances in the city, with his production company saying he was likely to be deported.

Video released in police shooting of black Chicago teen

Chicago - The embattled US city of Chicago released a video Thursday in yet another controversial case of a black teenager shot dead by a white police officer.

Austrian bar bans asylum-seekers after alleged harassment

Vienna - A bar owner in Austria said Wednesday she had banned "all asylum-seekers" after the alleged harrassment of guests, sparking strong criticism from human rights groups.

Teen jihadist 'proud' of France attack on Jewish teacher

Marseille - A 15-year-old supporter of the Islamic State group who slashed a Jewish teacher with a machete in southern France has said he was "proud" of his attack, ahead of a court appearance Wednesday.

Jewish teacher felt teen wanted to 'decapitate' him in France attack

Paris - A Jewish teacher stabbed by a 15-year-old in the southern French city of Marseille believes the teen, an ethnic Kurd, wanted to decapitate him, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Turkish teenager stabs Jewish teacher in Marseille

Paris - A Turkish teenager who stabbed a Jewish teacher with a machete on Monday in the southern French city of Marseille told police he had acted in the name of the Islamic State group, a prosecutor said.

Review: New Evan Linder play a timely drama about race, family, love Special

Toronto - How can a poor white couple cope in a small-minded Mississippi town when their new baby turns out to be African American? That’s the dilemma of Chicago playwright Evan Linder’s explosive new play, “Byhalia, Mississippi”, which opened on Friday.

S.Africa's Zuma denounces 'demon of racism' over online insults

Rustenburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday denounced what he called the "demon of racism" following a slew of discriminatory insults on social media.

S. Africa race storm over black 'monkey' Facebook slur

Johanesburg - South Africa's ruling ANC party on Tuesday launched legal action over a white estate agent's Facebook comments that compared black beachgoers to monkeys in a growing row about post-apartheid racism.

Amazon donates profits from far-right anthem to refugees

Berlin - Online retail giant Amazon said on Thursday it will donate the profits from the online purchase of a tune released by the far-right anti-migrant PEGIDA movement to refugees in Germany.

#BlackLivesMatter 2015: A year in review

Since its founding in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, #BlackLivesMatter has grown into an international activist movement.

U.S. military college suspends cadets over 'KKK uniforms'

Washington - A prestigious military college in the United States suspended eight students and launched an investigation after photos emerged of cadets posing in all-white outfits reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan, an official said.

Russian supermarket under fire for selling 'monkey Obama' chopping board

Moscow - An upscale Russian store chain apologised on Thursday for selling chopping boards with an image of US President Barack Obama as a monkey, after the US embassy reacted furiously.

US justices seem skeptical of race-, ethnicity-linked admissions

Washington - The US Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on Wednesday on the thorny issue of whether race and ethnicity can be used in deciding college admissions -- a decades-old practice known in the United States as "affirmative action.

Protests as Chicago mayor apologizes for police shooting

Chicago - Protesters hit the streets of Chicago on Wednesday demanding the resignation of the city's mayor after he apologized and took responsibility for the fatal police shooting of a black teenager.

US opens federal probe into Chicago police after black teen shot dead

Washington - US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday announced a federal civil rights probe into the Chicago police department's use of force, prompted by the 2014 shooting death of a black teenager.

Germany refugee influx sparks surge in racist hate crimes

Berlin - Arson attacks on refugee shelters, assaults, swastikas sprayed on walls -- as Germany has taken in record numbers of asylum seekers, it has been rocked by a xenophobic backlash which authorities have appeared unable to stop.

Racist school attack in Sweden claims third victim

Stockholm - A third victim has died six weeks after a racially motivated attack at a school in western Sweden, police said Friday.

Israeli advert stirs accusations of inter-Jewish racism

Jerusalem - An Israeli advert for a high-end housing development has been accused of carrying a racist message, shedding light on often hidden tensions between Jewish communities in the country.

Four charged in shooting at U.S. rally over black man's death

Chicago - Four men were charged over a shooting that wounded five people at a rally protesting the police killing of an African American, US prosecutors said.

FBI arrests Chicago student after race revenge threat

Chicago - FBI agents arrested a black student who allegedly threatened to shoot 16 whites -- one for each bullet that hit a teen in a notorious police shooting.

Baltimore police trial opens in Freddie Gray homicide

Washington - A police officer went on trial Monday in the case of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man whose death from injuries in a police van ignited riots in Baltimore earlier this year.

Thousands protest police shooting in Chicago

Chicago - Thousands of protesters blocked traffic and barred shoppers from entering stores during the Black Friday sales extravaganza to demand justice for a black teen killed by a Chicago police officer.

Arrests in Chicago, NY at protests over police shootings

Chicago - Multiple arrests were made overnight in Chicago and New York during protests over police shootings of two black males, US media reported.

Obama 'deeply disturbed' by Chicago police shooting

Chicago - President Barack Obama said he was "deeply disturbed" by video of a white Chicago policeman shooting dead a black teenager, in the latest such incident to roil the United States.

U.S. policeman charged with murder had 20 earlier complaints

Chicago - A white Chicago policeman caught on tape shooting dead a black teenager had at least 20 complaints filed against him but was never disciplined, a database shows, in the latest such incident to inflame racial sentiment in the US.

Belgium sentences French comic Dieudonne to two months in jail

Brussels - A Belgian court sentenced controversial French comedian Dieudonne Wednesday to two months in jail for incitement to hatred over alleged racist and anti-Semitic comments he made during a show in Belgium, a lawyer said.
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
Marek Peters
A U.S. district court judge in Houston  Texas  denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett   charged with a...
A U.S. district court judge in Houston, Texas, denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett, charged with a federal hate crime in connection with a "knockout" assault against an elderly black man (12/27/2013)
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Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for racism.
Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for racism.
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A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?
File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a  cross lighting  outside Tupelo  Miss.
File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a "cross lighting" outside Tupelo, Miss.
Screengrab via ABC "Nightline"
2010 Carnival of Culture  Berlin
2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
Capture from The Sun s leaked John Galliano video.
Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.
Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry s American Music Awards performance of her ...
Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
Screenshot via YouTube
 We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
"We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
NBA / Clippers
A pastor friend of Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver at a Halloween party dressed in  black fa...
A pastor friend of Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver at a Halloween party dressed in "black face"
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The New Faces of Racism
The New Faces of Racism
Two of the four stools at the woolworths  whites only counter  originally in Greensboro  N Carolina....
Two of the four stools at the woolworths whites only counter originally in Greensboro, N Carolina. Displayed in the National Museum of American History, Washington DC
Ed Siasoco (aka SC Fiasco)
This Nov. 7  2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of th...
This Nov. 7, 2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory in New York City.
Screenshot via video
Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham  Alabama  USA  on 3 May 1963  being attacked by poli...
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.
Bill Hudson
Young women  from the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Penn State  in hot water for this racially in...
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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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry s American Music Awards performance of her ...
Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
Screenshot via YouTube
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?
Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
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