‘Blackface’: Dutch holiday tradition or racism? – breaking world news

You know the story. Every December jolly St. Nicholas visits the children of the land — accompanied by his servant, Black Peter, a goofy, singing, candy-giving Renaissance-clad figure in blackface, giant red lips and a curly wig.


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Jonah Lomu: New Zealand bids farewell to rugby great with emotional haka – breaking world news

A host of former All Blacks performed an emotional haka in front of thousands of mourners at a public memorial to mark the passing of New Zealand rugby union great Jonah Lomu.


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Pope visits conflict-zone mosque – breaking world news

Pope Francis visited a mosque in a Muslim neighborhood of the Central African Republic’s capital that has been a flashpoint for violent clashes, continuing his message of religious tolerance on the final leg of his African tour.


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