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New York City’s Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove the statue of J. Marion Sims, a 19th century surgeon who conducted experimental operations on female slaves, from its place of honor in Central Park.

It was the first decision to alter a prominent New York monument since Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a review of “symbols of hate” from city property eight months ago, in the wake of the white supremacist protestin Charlottesville, Va., that left one person dead....

Starbucks will close all of its over 8,000 U.S. stores for an afternoon dedicated to racial bias training, the coffee company announced amid an uproar.

The shutdown of Starbucks' company-owned retail stores and corporate offices will take place on May 29 in order to train 175,000 employees on how to spot “unconscious bias” after two black men were arrested at one of its stores over the weekend.

The arrests occurred after the men asked to use the restroom at a Philadelphia...

A 14-year-old missed his bus and it nearly cost him his life.  Walker was trying to walk the bus route to Rochester High School after he woke up late and missed his bus.

His mom had taken his phone away, so he didn't have that with him to get directions. So he knocked on a stranger’s door for help -- and almost paid for it with his life.

"I got to the house, and I knocked on the lady's door. Then she started yelling at me and she was like, 'Why are you trying to break into my...

Unknown vandals attempted to set a West Bank mosque on fire overnight, in a possible hate crime against Palestinians.

The incident took place in the village of Aqraba, north of Nablus, and saw the words "Death" and "Price tag" daubed on the mosque's external walls.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Referred to in Israel as “price-tag attacks”, the attacks are wanton reprisals undertaken by extremist Jews in response to Palestinian violence against Israelis or government...

Reddit's CEO Steve Huffman has found himself once again embroiled in a controversy surrounding his website’s policy on moderation.

In a Reddit thread announcing the platform’s 2017 transparency report findings, in which Reddit identified and listed close to 1,000 suspected Russia-linked propaganda accounts that have been banned, Huffman replied to a straightforward question about the company’s rules around hate speech, which is a verbal attack based on race, religion, or another...

Israel’s Labour Party had suspended relations with Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour party, accusing him of sanctioning anti-Semitism and showing hostility towards Israeli policies.

Corbyn, who unexpectedly became party head in 2015, is a supporter of Palestinian rights and a critic of Israel. He has repeatedly faced accusations of turning a blind eye to anti-Semitic comments in the party and among groups he supports.

“It is my responsibility to acknowledge the...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz-KDNP coalition won a landslide victory in general elections.

Based on 91 percent of the votes counted, the coalition of the Fidesz party and Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) received at least 48 percent of the vote while Hungary's main opposition Jobbik party received 19 percent and the left-wing Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) and Dialogue for Hungary (PM) oppositional coalition received 12 percent.

Hungary's...

Supporters of the PYD/PKK terrorist organization in April 6, attacked the Council of Europe’s Agora building in Strasbourg, France.

Around 30 people got past a security checkpoint where nearly 600 people were working, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent reporting from the scene.

The PYD/PKK sympathizers hung a banner that called for the release of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed terrorist leader of the PKK – the parent group of the PYD/PKK -- and damaged the building...

Turkey's Athens Consulate-General came under attack late April 4, according to Consul-General Oya Yazar.

Yazar told Anadolu Agency that a group of 15 to 20 people came to the street where the consulate is located in the evening of Wednesday and began smearing the building's walls with red paint.

No one was injured in the attack; however, the windows of the consulate’s waiting room were broken, Yazar said.

The assailants later escaped, she added.

According to Greek...

Netanyahu says Canada, Germany, Italy among countries to take in asylum seekers.

Israel will deport 16,250 refugees to West, grant 16,250 temporary residency status.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Canada, Germany and Italy are among the Western countries that will take in asylum seekers from Israel after the country signed a deal with the UN refugee agency canceling its mass deportation plan. 

Speaking at a news conference, Netanyahu said the plan to...

A young, unarmed black man was shot 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard in California.

Now his brother is fighting through grief to demand justice.

“They gunned him down like a dog,” Stevante Clark said of the police shooting of his brother, Stephon. “They executed him.”

Stevante was in the back seat of a car, his voice quivering. He stomped his feet 20 times one for each bullet that police fired at his unarmed brother.

The killing of Stephon Clark on 18 March...

A woman launched a disgusting racist verbal attack on an Indian woman sitting alone on a train was captured on camera.

The footage was uploaded on social media after a fellow passenger became outraged over the incident.

Patricia Bonnar shared the clip which took place while she was travelling on the metro with some friends in Melbourne, Australia.

Posting the footage on Facebook she wrote: "Disgusting behaviour by these 2 girls who were on the train to the city just now...

Linda Brown, 76, whose father objected when she was not allowed to attend an all-white school in her neighborhood.

She came to symbolize one of the most transformative court proceedings in American history, the school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education, died in Topeka, Kan.

Her death was confirmed by a spokesman for the Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka, which is handling her funeral arrangements.

He did not specify the cause.

It is Ms. Brown’s...

French investigators are treating the killing of an 85-year-old Jewish woman in Paris as an antisemitic murder, after it emerged that she had survived France’s most notorious second world war round up of Jews in 1942.

Mireille Knoll lived alone and was found dead after a fire broke out in her flat in Paris’s 11th arrondissement. 

An autopsy showed she had been stabbed several times before the fire.

Two suspects who were arrested are to appear before judges as judicial...

A Russian airline forced five Asian-American passengers to fly to Delhi instead of New York because of their skin colour, according to a racial discrimination complaint.

Aeroflot staff warned the US citizens, all of south Asian descent, they would be “deported” to India if they refused to board the flight.

The Americans were travelling from Delhi to the US on 7 January but were stranded during a stopover in Moscow when their connecting flight to JFK International Airport was...