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A German court has found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty of killing 10 people 8 of them Turks who were gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that has shocked Germany and prompted accusations of institutional racism in the country’s security agencies.

The judges sentenced Beate Zschäpe to life in prison for murder, membership of a terrorist organisation, bomb attacks that injured dozens, and several lesser crimes including a string of robberies.

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The evening of July 4, Rodolfo Rodriguez did what he does on most evenings: take a stroll around his neighborhood. Instead, after allegedly bumping into a small child on his walk, the 92-year-old Mexican man was beaten with a brick and jumped by a group of attackers, all while being told to “go back to [his] own country.”

As KTLA reports, Rodriguez was on his regular 8 p.m. walk around his Los Angeles neighborhood when he bumped into a toddler while trying to pass her on the sidewalk...

Amazon is helping hate groups profit by letting them sell Nazi-themed goods on its store, a report suggests.

The study found many hate groups were selling goods on Amazon's store branded with Nazi imagery, including clothing, jewellery and replica military regalia.

Some hate groups were also selling music and books celebrating their views via Amazon, it said.

Amazon has now removed some listings and said anyone who broke its guidelines would face "swift action".

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The Trump administration is set to roll back the Obama-era policies promoting diversity in universities, known as affirmative action, US media report.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked 24 guidance documents on Tuesday, many involving race in schools and affirmative action recommendations.

It comes as Harvard University faces a discrimination lawsuit alleging it limits admissions for Asian-Americans.

In 2016, the US Supreme Court had ruled in favour of affirmative...

Sweden player of Turkish origin Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to a storm of racial hatred and threats on social media after giving away the free kick that led to Toni Kroos's late winner for Germany in their Group F World Cup clash on Saturday.

The Swedish Football Association said on Sunday it had filed a police complaint in the wake of a spate of threats and racial slurs targeting Durmaz.

"A police complaint has been filed. The Swedish Football Association filed it so that Jimmy...

Expatriate Turks who helped to reelect President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan do not belong in Austria, a leading far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) official said, revealing the rising anti-Erdoğan sentiments in yet another xenophobic statement.

After a partial vote count showed that 72 percent of Turks in Austria backed Erdoğan, deputy FPÖ chief Johann Gudenus said that "this election result proves once again that the integration of thousands of Turks has been a miserable failure."

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Alan Sugar has been criticised for posting a tweet about the Senegal World Cup squad that compared the players to people selling sunglasses and handbags on beaches.

The tweet featured a photoshopped picture of the team looking as though they were selling counterfeit goods. “I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella. Multitasking, resourceful chaps,” Lord Sugar said.

After people criticised the tweet as being racist, Sugar responded by tweeting: “Why not it is...

A 38-year-old cattle trader was lynched and a 65-year-old man severely injured by a mob allegedly on suspicion of cow slaughter in Hapur’s Bajhera Khurd village, 50km from Delhi-UP border, on June 18.

The incident took place when chief minister Yogi Adityanath was holding a meeting with BJP MPs and MLAs in Ghaziabad and the police were on high alert.

The village is barely 10km from Dadri’s Bisada where 55-year-old Mohammad Ikhlaq was lynched in 2015 on suspicion of consuming...

The car of German footballer of Turkish descent Ilkay Gundogan was vandalized in German city of Cologne, local police reported on June 16.

The Cologne police confirmed that Gundogan filed a complaint against unknown persons after his car was vandalized during a friendly game on June 7 against Saudi Arabia.

The windows of his car, which was parked in front of a hotel in Cologne, were broken late at night, police said.

Local media linked the attack on Manchester City...

French Jewish groups and Israeli officials protested on June 12 after the mayor of a Paris suburb renamed a street to honor the thousands of Palestinians forced from their homes during Israel's creation in 1948.

Dominique Lesparre, the Communist mayor of Bezons, on Monday officially renamed a street near city hall "Allee de la Nakba" (Nakba Lane) to commemorate the Nakba, or "catastrophe", when more than 760,000 Palestinians were expelled by Israeli forces or fled 70 years ago.

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Louis Smith has received an apology from Virgin Trains East Coast, after tweeting that a waiter asked “the only two black passengers” on one of their services “if they were meant to be in first class”.

The Olympian was travelling on one of the company’s trains on Thursday evening when he revealed on Twitter the man next to him had challenged the waiter on his actions.

He wrote; "Well this train journey certainly got a lot more interesting and political!!! The man serving tea...

The number of racist incidents in universities across the UK has surged by more than 60 per cent in two years, The Independent can reveal.

The data, from freedom of information requests, has prompted calls for universities to do more to tackle racism amid concerns that the numbers could be much worse due to underreporting.

Racism is happening every day on campuses across the UK, the National Union of Students (NUS) say, but often students do not tell their university as they...

The Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has been accused of anti-Semitism after the leftie newspaper rejected one of his pieces.

The drawing depicted a dead Palestinian nurse burning in a fireplace.

Razan al-Najjar, 21, who was killed in Gaza clashes, was shown between Theresa May and Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Millions of Jews died in ovens at Nazi concen­tration camps during World War Two.

Denying claims of anti-Semitism, political satirist Bell 57, told...

The southern German state of Bavaria's decree about hanging crosses in public buildings has gone into effect. The rule, as well as the motives behind it, has left Bavarians and local authorities scratching their heads.

Starting on June 1, nearly all state authorities in Bavaria are required to have a cross hanging in their foyers meaning that anyone turning in their taxes, reporting something to a police station, or entering an administrative court will be greeted by a cross in the...

The Illinois man accused of painting swastikas on more than 200 gravestones across Memorial Day weekend has had a long history of run-ins with the law, reportedly ranging from trying to punch an officer to writing letters to a judge blasting the country’s “crooked” legal system.

Timothy V. McLean, a 34-year-old from Glen Carbon, was charged this week with several felonies for the alleged acts this past weekend at Sunset Hill Cemetery.

But it is not the first time he has been...