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A mum has caused outrage after dressing her nine-year-old white son as a black slave with pretend chains attached to his hands and neck for a Halloween party.

It’s claimed Sabrina Flor proudly published the controversial photos of her child on social media on October 29 just before he attended the school event, with the caption: “When your son really gets into character. Let’s do it the Brazilian way.”

In addition to apparently painting the boy black, Mrs Flor, who lives in...

The dad-of-two from Owensboro, Indiana, was attending the town's Trail of Treats Halloween event and said he came up with the costume ideas at the last minute.

But he couldn't explain why he had a full Nazi uniform close to hand in his house.

He went as a Nazi soldier while his young son was dressed as Adolf Hitler, complete with a drawn-on moustache.

Speaking to local media, Goldbach admitted the outfits had been a mistake but claimed he had innocent intentions.

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Brazil's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro the next president of Latin America's biggest country.

With 96 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro has 55.5 percent of the votes. Leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party (PT) has 44.5 percent.

Voters in Sunday's runoff election apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil.

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A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.

The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood left six others wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said.

The suspect, Robert Bowers, traded gunfire with police and was shot...

David Lawrence had just settled into Seat 22F on a Ryanair flight Thursday when he heard a commotion brewing on the other side of the plane.

A few rows behind him, a gray-haired man with dark-rimmed glasses was yelling at a black woman seated along the aisle.

“I heard this man shouting at this woman, saying, ‘You’re in my way. Get out! I don’t want you here next to me!’ ” Lawrence told The Washington Post in a phone interview Sunday. “I couldn’t believe what I heard."

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German police say unidentified assailants apparently started a fire at a Turkish restaurant in an eastern city that saw violent anti-migrant protests recently.

Saxony state police said residents were woken up by a loud bang at the restaurant in Chemnitz early Thursday, followed by smoke.

They saw three people running away and getting in a car. The fire was quickly brought under control and no one was hurt.

A police statement said that "a xenophobic motive currently...

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has issued an official government apology to Norwegian women who were mistreated over World War Two-era relationships with German soldiers.

Up to 50,000 Norwegian women are thought to have had intimate relationships with German soldiers.

The Germans were also encouraged to have children with them by SS leader Heinrich Himmler.

Himmler, one of the most powerful men under Adolf Hitler, favoured Norwegian women, hoping they could help...

Accusations that the Harvard University admissions process is rigged against Asian Americans were lobbed and parried on October 15 as the trial opened in a case that could become another landmark in the long debate over affirmative action.

Students for Fair Admissions, a group representing Asian American applicants, alleged here in federal court that Harvard violated their civil rights by penalizing them for their race at key stages of deliberations.

Attorney Adam K. Mortara,...

A surprise celebrity wedding bridging Israel’s Jewish-Muslim divide drew mixed public reaction in a country where such inter-marriage is extremely rare.

Wednesday’s nuptials of Tsahi Halevi, an Arabic-fluent Jewish actor, and Lucy Aharish, a Muslim anchor on a top Hebrew news show, followed a four-year romance that, friends said, they had kept secret to avoid falling foul of cultural sensitivities.

But the marriage was rued by Arye Deri, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who serves as...

A woman had a swastika carved onto her stomach by supporters of the far-right Brazilian presidential candidate.

The three attackers used a pocket knife to etch the Nazi symbol into her skin in retaliation for her wearing a top slamming controversial contender Jair Bolsonaro.

The 19-year-old, who was wearing a #NotHim t-shirt, was targeted by a group of men claiming to support Bolsonaro in Porto Alegre on October 8.

She told police she was getting off a bus and about to...

Police broke up a neo-Nazi concert in Thuringia's central city of Apolda on October 6 evening as the event turned violent after high-hurdle legal tussles between authorities and organizers over rights to assembly and public safety. 

Civic groups joined by Thuringia's center-left leaders had staged vigils earlier Saturday in Apolda. Far-right organizers had staged a similar, improvised concert on the city's market square on Friday after being officially denied outlying townships as...

Austrian minister wants to ban Rabia, victory and wolf salute.

The Austrian government is still working up a definitive list of the offending gestures. Local media reported that the ban would apply to the “depiction, display, wearing or propagation” of the signs in public, including on the internet.

If the ban is approved, anyone in Austria who flashes the salute could be fined $ 4,600.

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An Italian man with extreme right-wing views has been convicted in a shooting rampage targeting immigrants and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The 28-year-old Luca Traini was arrested by police in the main square of the central city of Macerata following the rampage that injured six immigrants and terrorized the city last February. The sentence included an aggravating circumstance of racial hatred.

Police said the suspect claimed to have been acting out of revenge after a...

Abdullah Qaiser says he came to Newcastle from Pakistan last year to study in a secure environment.

The 21-year-old had his nose smashed by a man wearing a knuckle duster after his car was stopped at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus.

More than two months have passed since Abdullah Qaiser was attacked at night by a group of young people.

While driving through the university campus, the 21-year-old international student's car was stopped by a group of around...

Chinese citizens, media and embassy blasted Sweden's national broadcaster for "insulting China" during a late-night satirical talk show, which aired a segment filled with racist stereotypes that cast Chinese tourists as uncouth and distastefully ridiculed Chinese farmer culture.  

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden criticized the program, which aired on September 21 night, saying it "spread racism and xenophobia, and incited racial hatred toward China." 

"Relevant program staff from...