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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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Asians most discriminated against in New Zealand: Study


February 11th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 11 (IANS) People of Asian origin -- including those from India and China -- are the most discriminated against ethnic group in New Zealand, a survey has found.The ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard’s shoe held for ransom by protestors


January 27th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been given a week’s ultimatum to collect her shoes or it will be sold on eBay. The Aborigine tribe in Australia ... Read more...

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Henry’s resignation has closed “sad and regrettable” episode: Kiwi PM


October 11th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 11 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has said that the resignation of TVNZ presenter Paul Henry for his 'racist' comments against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit slur to cost New Zealand TV show dear


October 8th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 8 (IANS) A migrant services group has called on companies to withdraw advertising from a New Zealand TV show after the on-air "racist remarks" against the country's Governor General ... Read more...

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Complaints flood in following Kiwi anchor’s racial slurs against Indians, Dikshit


October 7th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 7 (ANI): The racial comments made by a New Zealand television station breakfast show host Paul Henry has sparked a record number of complaints to TVNZ and drawn criticism ... Read more...

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Serial killings in Malaysia


September 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) The killings of 17 people, including four ethnic Indians, are being linked to last week's sensational murders of four people in Malaysia for which two lawyer brothers ... Read more...

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Be mindful of what you say: Malaysian PM


September 6th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak Monday called for people of multi-ethnic Malaysia to be mindful of what they say to avoid racial conflict. "Political management" was as critical ... Read more...

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UN to observe Nelson Mandela Day July 18


July 16th, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 16 (IANS) The UN will mark the first "Nelson Mandela Day" July 18 in honour of the Nobel laureate regarded as the father of the new South Africa, a ... Read more...

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Kiwi Race Relations boss brands club’s ban on Sikh turban “uncaring and disrespectful”


June 17th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Jun 17 (ANI): Terming the ban on turbans inside the Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club's premises uncaring and disrespectful, Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres has said that legal action would be the ... Read more...

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New Zealand Sikhs challenge club’s turban ban


June 17th, 2010 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 17 (DPA) The Sikh Council of New Zealand announced Thursday it would take legal action against an Auckland club that will not admit turban-wearing Sikhs to its premises because it ... Read more...

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Whites not allowed - for a job in Britain


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Whites seem to have been barred from applying for a job in a British city, with a job seeker saying he was excluded for "being white". Bristol City Council ... Read more...

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“Boondocks Season 3″: The Jimmy Rebel Story


May 24th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar May 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 'The Story Of Jimmy Rebel' is the much talked about episode 4 of "Boondocks"' latest season. The episode deals with Ruckus' collaboration with Jimmy Rebel- the ... Read more...

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Today’s youngsters aren’t self-centered antisocial slackers after all


March 18th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Contrary to stereotypes, young people of today are not self-centered antisocial slackers and generally just as industrious and outgoing as young people in generations past, according to a ... Read more...

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UK race watchdog boss laughs off ‘anti-England’ shirt


March 1st, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 1 (ANI): Britain's race relations watchdog head has dismissed police concerns over "Anyone But England" World Cup T-shirts being sold in Scotland, describing the garments as harmless fun.The Times ... Read more...

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Heated Debate Over ‘Racist’ Pizza Hut Receipt-Lawsuit Article


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:20 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
St. Louis MO, February 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an earlier story printed today, I brought you the story of Karl Mayberry, who has announced plans to sue the Pizza Hut ... Read more...

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Sikh kids should be allowed to wear ceremonial daggers in public: Brit Asian judge


February 8th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8(ANI): Britain's first Asian judge Sir Mota Singh QC has said that Sikh schoolchildren should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers at all times in all public places. Singh's ... Read more...

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Has Obama’s election changed race relations in US?


November 3rd, 2009 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Chris Cermak Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) There were tears of joy and a real sense of history in the making. For many African-Americans, Barack Obama's election in November 2008 as president ... Read more...

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Scherzinger wants interview scrapped from controversial comedy show


October 27th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 27 (ANI): Singer Nicole Scherzinger wants an interview she had given to be scrapped from a controversial comedy programme.The 'Pussycat Dolls' star was quizzed by Australian funnyman John Safran for ... Read more...

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Emma Thompson stands up for adopted son


October 24th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
British actress Emma Thompson is to return to a U.K. university to give a lecture on race relations as her adopted son suffered at the hands of bullies over there.The Oscar-winner's 22-year-old ... Read more...

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USINPAC calls Shahrukh Khan incident a teaching moment


August 18th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.18 (ANI): The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has termed the questioning and checking of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan at the Newark International Airport in New Jersey as a teaching ... Read more...

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Racial divide over Obama’s stupidity comment


August 5th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) White and black Americans don't see eye to eye on last month's arrest of a black Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates by a white police officer, ... Read more...

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British property agents keeping out East European tenants (Second Lead)


August 4th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Encouraged by landlords, British property agents are illegally keeping out prospective east European tenants from renting properties, the BBC reported Tuesday. It echoes similar problems in India, where ... Read more...

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Obama tries dousing racial firestorm with regret and beer


July 25th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is seeking to douse a raging racial firestorm with an expression of regret for saying that police had "acted stupidly" in ... Read more...

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Patna-born Indian lawyer stripped of Order of Canada


April 7th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 7 (IANS) The Canadian government has stripped Patna-born Indo-Canadian lawyer T. Sher Singh of the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian award.The Order of Canada was ... Read more...

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Jay-Z claims ”hip-hop has improved race relations”


March 12th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Jay-Z has said that hip-hop has improved race relations across America, claiming that white kids that idolise him and Snoop Dogg don''t become racists.The rapper pointed out ... Read more...

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Still some pockets of institutional racism left in Metropolitan Police: Straw


February 23rd, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): British Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said that there may still be some pockets of institutional racism in the Metropolitan Police ahead of the 10th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Letting go aborts deleterious affects of excessive self-control


February 19th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Self-control is the buzz-word today, and those who can discipline their appetites and actions and instill this virtue in children, inspire respect if not awe. But excessive self-control ... Read more...

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Malaysia says no to race relations law


January 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Malaysian government has shot down a proposal for a race relations law after a study revealed that the people do not favour enforcing better racial ties ... Read more...

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Watchdog chief warns that UK could return to racism as recession bites


January 20th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): The head of the equalities watchdog in Britain has warned that the country faces the risk of becoming more racist as recession woes increase resentment and division. Trevor Phillips ... Read more...

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Britain becomes more mixed-race, some ethnic groups to disappear


January 18th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) One in 10 children in Britain lives in a mixed-race family, raising hopes that future generations “will not see race in the way we see it”, a major ... Read more...

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Turkish stores in New Zealand refuse to serve Israelis


January 15th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 15 (DPA) A Turkish Muslim café owner who refused to serve two Israeli women as a protest over the conflict in Gaza had clearly breached their human rights, New Zealand's ... Read more...

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Bush recants his statement about first lady’’s cooking


December 21st, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 21 (ANI): U.S. President George W. Bush has recanted his recent comment that the one thing he was not looking forward to in retirement was first lady Laura Bushs ... Read more...

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Removal of crucifix from chapel sparks of religious, racial row in UK jail


December 16th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.16 (ANI): The removal of a crucifix from a newly built chapel inside the category B Lewes Prison in East Sussex has sparked off a religious and a racial row ... Read more...

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Obamas victory will change the world, says Mariah Carey


December 10th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Pop singer Mariah Carey is stunned by US President-elect Barack Obamas win, and insists that the victory will change the world.In an interview to Hello! magazine, the ... Read more...

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